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Posted by wiccaman9
28th January 2016ce
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Odd that is upright . But that might be related to well known problem in the area .The army used to train there and there are quite a few rocks that were used for target practice that have been perceived as being rock art .
This is VERY odd, I looked at initially and though 'ROCK ART!!!'
- then of recent I've become acquainted with rocks that have been used as target practice. I've seen lots of 'star-burst' effects on rocks from explosives (especially on the Carl Wark) - these holes are somewhat different and exhibit puckered surfaces within the 'holes' - possibly could be a true standing stone with rock-art(?)...just not sure just now.
The holes are largely on one side and 2-3 holes at the side, but nothing on the top or reverse side of the stone.
Apart from the rare examples of rock art on vertical walls or slightly more common engarvings on standing stones (which may well have been engraved pre erection )in the open , I can only think of one genuine example of rock art on a slab similar to that one ,and that was raised early 20 thC ? from a prone position .See http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/7364/craig_halligarry.html .