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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 322
 Date Entered 09/11/2011
 Updated on 10/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Rock Art
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 01/01/2005
 Location Whashton. Aske Moor
 Civil Parish Richmond
 Brit. National Grid Hidden
 Geology Boulder clay and moraines
 Record Name Aske Moor. Cup and ring marked rock.
 Record Description Boulder decoratd with finely executed cup and rings.
 Dimensions See photograph
 Additional Notes This record is of a superbly decorated glacial boulder which once surely was incorporated within a burial mound now quarried away. Very many of the surviving round barrow mounds of Teesdale, Swaledale and Wensleydale have small decorated rocks included within the body of the mound. When quarried away these decorated rocks are exposed and sometimes removed or incorporated in 18C dry stone walls. These rocks can be fragments from larger rock surfaces which may already have been of great age. More often they were specially made and deposited within the burial cairn presumably during the funerary rites. The frquent deposition of small cup and ring marked rocks within burial mounds of Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age date provides the basis for attribution od this date to cup and ring marking generally. However, this does not take account of the fact that simple cup marks have been found beneath excavated burial monuments of Early Neolithic Date and also that that fragments of previously decorated rocks already potentially of great age are included within Early Bronze Age burial mounds.
 Image 1 ID 1184         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The decorated boulder.
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