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kernowclimber
2010-08-20 20:57:54
"Rocky Valley maze" from kernowclimber Contract pics
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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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