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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 543
 Date Entered 04/06/2012
 Updated on 04/06/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Rock Art
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Washton, Aske Moor, near Silver Hill
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Geology Glacial moraines and hummocky drift.
 Record Name Boulder decorated with several cup and multiple concentric rings, cup marks and multiple rings.
 Record Description Isolated cup and ring marked boulder found by the present recorder near the glacial mound named Silver Hill.Silver Hill is one of several barrow mounds and several very distinctive barrow shaped mounds of natural glacial origine (drumlins),like Hill 99 on the Feldom Army Ranges on Gayles Moor some 2km to the northwest,which have all been the focus of rock art. These mounds all overlook the Tees Lowlands and the rock art may relate to transhumant occupation of the southern edge of the Tees Valley by Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age Groups whose year round settlenents are located on the light soils of the gravel river terraces close to Tees and Swale where extensive lithic finds point to contemporary occupation.
 Additional Notes First recorded in Beckensall and Laurie 1998 (p31).
 Image 1 ID 3070         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Aske Moor.Silver Hill. Boulder decorated with complex motifs including cups, grooves and and triple concentric rings.
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