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Heddon Moor (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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18th April 2019ce

Bempton Cliffs (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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18th April 2019ce

Standing Stones Rigg — Images

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18th April 2019ce

Roxby (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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18th April 2019ce

Cloonfinnan (Portal Tomb) — Images

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18th April 2019ce

Lettergonnell (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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17th April 2019ce

Cloonfinnan (Portal Tomb) — Images

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17th April 2019ce

Corn Hill (Cairn(s)) — Images

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17th April 2019ce

Dod Hill East (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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17th April 2019ce

Dod Hill East (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Miscellaneous

The remains of a very substantial cairn with several smaller ones, at the bottom of the eastern slopes of Dod Hill, which is an obvious focal point.

Pastscape description:
Although severely robbed, the surviving rim of this round cairn shows it was originally about 23.0m overall diameter.

An arc of earthfast kerbstones is visible around the S side, but the entire NE quadrant has been destroyed by robbing. Standing to a maximum height of 1.3m on the W side, the original height of the cairn was probably at least double this, judging by the large rubble heaps and sheepfolds nearby.

Six metres S. of the cairn, is a compact sub-circular earth and rubble mound about 5.0m in overall diameter and about 1.0m high. It appears undisturbed and cannot be regarded as spoil from the larger mound. Possibly a small satellite cairn, but one cannot be certain on ground evidence.

Remains of a further 4 round cairns, between 3.5 metres and 5 metres in diameter and up to 0.5 metres high, can be seen to the south and east.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17th April 2019ce

South Lanarkshire — News

The Howburn Book "Reindeer Hunters at Howburn Farm, South Lanarkshire"


The Book of Howburn published towards the end of last year...

Full report of the late Upper Paleolithic findings from from Howburn Farm a little North of Biggar. Over ten years in the making, the work is dedicated to the memory of Alan Saville of the National Museums of Scotland who was a great supporter of Biggar Archaeology Group's prehistoric work and who died during the preparation of the book. Alan should have been co-author of the lithics side of the project. The book is dedicated to his memory. Similarly, some of Biggar Archaeology Group have also sadly passed away in the interim; Fiona Christison, Denise Dudds, Ian Paterson and Janet Ward, all stalwarts of BAG, and all fondly remembered.

http://www.archaeopress.com/ArchaeopressShop/Public/displayProductDetail.asp?id={4ED1A69D-996A-4D30-A92A-5FC7CFD6099F}

Hard copies are £25.

Free PDF of full publication from this link.

http://www.archaeopress.com/ArchaeopressShop/Public/download.asp?id={F70B0E82-8EC0-4A15-8E8A-C9CE826C2AF8}

What a story.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
17th April 2019ce

Newgrange (Passage Grave) — Links

Boyne Valley Tombs


Exploring the archaeology of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Boinne
ryaner Posted by ryaner
17th April 2019ce

Croftcrunie (Megalithic Cemetery) — Images

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17th April 2019ce

Square's Knap (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

I've always wanted to go to the Square's Knap and Carmont cairns. The delivery of a trumpet to a nearby house provided the perfect opportunity.

Canmore's description as a turf and whin covered site are sadly, like a lot places recently I've seen, well out of date. Square's Knap has been well and truly removed.

All that remains is a circular pattern of pebbles, stones that are similar to Carmont, Cairn of Shiels etc etc and a change of soil colour. The next time this field is ploughed all evidence of the cairn will be removed.

I parked at Hillhead of Auquhirie and kept heading west using various tracks and fields until I reached the wind farm. At the main junction amongst the turbines keep heading west into a field and look into the small valley below. Piles of stones, whins and turf, the probable remains of Square's Knap.

To find the actual site follow the fence line until the wood appears, jump the fence and head up the small hill to the south. What remains of the cairn now lay scattered in the recently ploughed field.

Visited 28/3/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th April 2019ce
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