NS2984 : Glennan Burn cup-marked stone

taken 5 years ago, near to Rhu, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Glennan Burn cup-marked stone
Glennan Burn cup-marked stone
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In the time since I had last photographed the stone, the North Clyde Archaeological Society had (in 2015) been carrying out an excavation around it.

The boulder is in pieces because, long ago, it was blasted apart. One piece had for many years been upside down, but, as part of the work carried out during the 2015 investigation, it was set the right way up, and was subsequently, and with great care, fitted together with the other pieces, although, as a result of the original blasting, it is not possible to eliminate the gaps between the pieces entirely (see also NS2984 : Glennan Burn cup-marked stone).

For further details, see the NCAS document "Excavation and consolidation of a cup and ring marked boulder near Helensburgh", Tam Ward, September 2015, and further references given in that paper.
Glennan Burn cup-marked stone

The boulder bears some cup-marks, and some rings (a few reports claim that the rings are worn away, but, as of 2015, they were still faintly visible when lit by a low sun). See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for other archaeological details. The boulder had been blasted into pieces long ago, and an examination in 2015 revealed that one fragment was upside down; that piece was then set the right way up. By the end of 2016, an interpretation panel had been installed nearby.

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Thursday, 21 April, 2016   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 15 May, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Archaeology 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2905 8457 [10m precision]
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