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kernowclimber
2010-08-20 20:57:54
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Rock art
I was intrigued to see the spiral patterns carved into the rock on Little Sugar Loaf. Mcrtchly and I found one set on the summit, and another near identical set on the smaller summit close by. The first set appeared to be older, with litchen clearly having grown into the groves carved into the hard quartzite rock; the other set could be a more recent addition as there is an absence of litchen growth in the groves. Dating such carvings is notoriously difficult and I recall heated debates about the authenticity of a maze pattern in Rocky Valley in Cornwall discovered in 1948, believed by some to be prehistoric, by others to be a Victorian imitation. See http://www.labyrinthos.net/rockyvalley.html for a great article on this.

I found a couple of other sites of interest on England's rock art:
http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/era/
http://rockart.ncl.ac.uk/

Sites and Monuments have no record of rock art on Little Sugar Loaf, but is there a specific database for such over here? It would be fascinating to learn more about Ireland's rock art, especially that which is carved in high places.
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Summit Comment
Eagles Nest: Tough but worth it
thomas_g 20 hours ago.
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StephenH16
StephenH16 23 hours ago.
Hi there. My name is Stephen and I live in the southwest of England. My favourite hobby is hillwalking and I particularly enjoy walking in the hills and mountains of Scotland and the west of Irela...

  
Forum: General
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jackill a day ago.
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Summit Summary
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
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Summit Comment
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jasonmac 4 days ago.
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CaptainVertigo 5 days ago.
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simon3 a day ago.
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DenisMc 4 days ago.
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Summit Comment
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Strikeen 4 days ago.
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Croaghskearda: Views from atop
Strikeen 4 days ago.
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