NS2786 : Possible cup-markings

taken 10 years ago, near to Blairvadach, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

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Possible cup-markings
Possible cup-markings
The Canmore archaeological database records the existence of two stones with cup-markings in a gridsquare adjacent to this one. I had intended to visit them, but went off course; it was a worthwhile detour, because, of three boulders in this immediate area, the one located furthest downhill had some interesting markings.

It is shown in context at NS2786 : Boulder on hillside above Rhu, and its upper surface is otherwise fairly smooth, but it has two fairly deep circular marks on it, about 4 centimetres wide and 10 centimetres apart. For another view, see NS2786 : Possible cup-markings.

I did not notice any other distinctive markings on the surface. I reported the stone (NS 27113 86107 5 metres) to WoSAS so that it can be properly checked at some point.

Two days later, I returned to these hills to photograph the stones that I'd originally come to see: NS2687 : Cup-marked boulder and NS2687 : Cup-marked boulder.
Cup-marked rock
This boulder, high on the slopes above Rhu, bears two cup-shaped depressions on its otherwise smooth surface.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Cup-marked stone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2711 8611 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.1944N 4:46.5978W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2711 8611
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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