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The Kendall stone (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>The Kendall stone</b>Posted by fitzcoraldo fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
24th January 2006ce

The Fylingdales Stone (Carving) — Links

The Rock Art of the North York Moors

The front cover of the long awaited book by Graeme C and Paul Brown featuring the Fylingdales Stone

Coming to bookshops soon-ish
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
3rd June 2005ce

The Fylingdales Stone (Carving) — Images

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17th January 2005ce

The Fylingdales Stone (Carving) — News

Carved stone controversy continues

Society wants Moors stone to go on display - taken from the article by Julie Hemmings in Yorkshire Post Today

One of the country's last surviving literary and philosophical societies may challenge the decision to deny it the chance to display an important archaeological discovery.

Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, which runs the town's museum, was disappointed to miss out on a significant carved stone, more than 4,000 years old, which was found on the North York Moors near Fylingdales.

The stone was one of thousands of archaeological remains exposed by a major fire on the moors last year and archaeologists believe it is of national importance.

Since the fire in September last year, conservationists have been working to restore the landscape to its original condition. As well as preserving the ecology of the area, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the work is intended to protect the artefacts and earthworks from erosion by the weather. These efforts will continue for some months but the carved stone already has been returned to the earth where it was found. Before this was done archaeologists laser-scanned and photographed it.

Neil Redfern, English Heritage's inspector of ancient monuments, said the stone had been reburied as it "belongs on the Moors", adding that putting it in a glass case in a museum would not have made it any more accessible to the public. He said the image scanned from the stone might serve in the making of a replica, which could be touched, unlike the precious original.

However, some historians are arguing the stone should have been put on on public display and are disappointed not to have been consulted about its future. Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society chairman Fred Payne is meeting members next week to discuss the matter. "We feel it should be exposed, rather than buried again," said Mr Payne.
"It should be on display, and in Yorkshire, if not in Whitby then at the Yorkshire Museum in York.
"To my knowledge, no-one locally was consulted."

Peter Barfoot, the authority's head of advisory services, said the laser-scanned image showed more detail on the stone than could be seen with the naked eye.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th January 2005ce
Edited 18th January 2005ce

Unique Rock Find Amongst Archaeology Yielded by Moorland Fire

From an article by Richard Moss, published on on 20th December 2004:
Archaeologists are pondering one of the most intriguing archaeological discoveries for some years after a fire revealed a unique carved stone thought to be 4,000 years old.

The find came to light after a blaze in 2003 at Fylingdales near Whitby consumed two and a half square kilometres of heather moorland before being brought under control by hundreds of fire fighters and a water-dumping helicopter.

However, in the fire's aftermath archaeologists were astonished to find a vast array of archaeological remains – uncovered by the intensity of the blaze, which burnt away much of the peat.

"The fire had a devastating impact, but it also revealed an astonishing archaeological landscape," said Neil Redfern, English Heritage Inspector of Ancient Monuments.
Read the full article on the 24 Hour Museum web site or see the BBC article about the same news item.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
20th December 2004ce
Edited 18th January 2005ce

Brow Moor Ring cairn — Images

<b>Brow Moor Ring cairn</b>Posted by stubob stubob Posted by stubob
1st October 2004ce
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