A new find from a couple of weeks ago . It was only when I got home that I realised that it hadn't been recorded (Surprising as it is not that far from the farm and relatively obvious ), hence the duff pics .Didn't spend too much time getting good pics or recording .
If anyone is in the area I can give give directions & 10 figure grid ref and hopefully they can get some pics to give the markings justice .
Talking of excuses to come back another day.... we lasted about a week ;)
This time we were on a mission: to find a particular design we had seen images of (but we'll save descriptions for when we actually find it!)
Where to start? We lifted a random bit of turf to find a tell-tale ring and 3.5 hours later had the whole panel lifted and photographed.
The design left me confused as to the true intentions of the carver (more than normal I mean)... Panels usually appear to have set modes and feelings but this panel felt very sketchy - not only because some markings were faint and unfinished, but because there seemed to be such a mixture of styles and motifs.
HUGE basins next to small pecked cups next to lines linked to shallow rings enclosing another ring of cups, when it's more usually rings around cups?!? So on and on.... some overlapping as if carved by different individuals with no consideration for the previous artists.
Since pebblesfromheaven & wolfnighthunter made amazing new (re-) discoveries at Townhead, we have separated the Townhead sites in different collections. This link brings you to the Townhead-1 site and you may easily navigate to the other sites from there. Enjoy!