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Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


The grid ref given here is that matching the spot where in 1913, an oak coffin was discovered during ploughing. It's 1.67m in length and contained a few teeth, remains of stitched calf skin, a drinking cup and flint scraper. Radiocarbon dates of 2400-2200BC were determined, suggesting an early BA date for the burial.

the C&R stone does not seem to have been part of this burial, but it's exact findspot is unclear.
Hob Posted by Hob
11th September 2007ce
Edited 11th September 2007ce

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There is a model of the coffin, along with a drawing of it, in the "archeology room" at Bamburgh Castle, just through the castle shop in the first display case on the right hand side. mascot Posted by mascot
24th February 2011ce
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