NY8369 : Prehistoric rock-art at Howden Hill

taken 5 months ago, 5 km from Newbrough, Northumberland, Great Britain

Prehistoric rock-art at Howden Hill
Prehistoric rock-art at Howden Hill
In a disturbed area of grassy mounds and scattered stones the turf-covered cup-marked rocks on Howden Hill can be hard to find. The site which includes two earthfast boulders carved with multiple cup-marks became a Scheduled Monument (List Entry Number: 1418656) in 2014.

"Potential: it will inform our knowledge of prehistoric society through individual study of its motifs and carving style, and through an increased understanding of the circumstances in which rock art was created and used.
Group value: taken together with the three scheduled Bronze Age round cairns in the immediate vicinity, it will enhance our understanding of wider Bronze Age ritual and funerary practice."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Grassland  People, Events  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Archaeology 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 831 696 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.2822N 2:15.9234W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 831 696
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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