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Posted by wiccaman9
30th January 2016ce
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Great , thanks Aron .That clarifies it .
It doesn't help that the markings are not too clear but I don't think your plan is similar to what is seen on the stone . If we accept the 2003 D.A.J. drawing as being close it is quite different .
Further problems are the unlikeliness of a bird's eye view as opposed to the more obvious "view from " .
Where are the precedents ? Others have claimed that some motifs in UK/Irish rock art motifs depict landscapes and sometimes represenations of the sky but they have always failed the test . If you have four or five cups or raised sections they could be argued to represent anything .
Where is the boundary i.e. the penannular ,in the landscape . ? If it represents a particular territory we might expect some obvious natural markers for that , e.g. streams , big rocks etc .
Of course everyone is entitled to an opinion ,that's why I expressed mine .
Nothing wrong with putting forward an hypothesis and similarly nothing wrong with pointing out perceved problems with hypotheses .
Yes ,the engravings have intrigued many for a long time , the famous 120 (or is it 110 ?) list from Morris gets a small number of additions over the years ,but I don't believe any examples from the thousands of potential examples in the UK Ireland have ever been proved to be convincing maps of the local landscape or heavens .
I would suggest that the penannular does define the enclosed engravings but does not represent a territorial /natural boundary .