February 8, 2013

Large concentration of decorated stones found in the Scottish Highlands

An area holding a dense concentration of stones with engraved "cup marks" has been unveiled near Evanton, Scotland. The discoverer, Douglas Scott, has mapped the 28 decorated rocks and found that they are aligned with the rising and setting of Sun and Moon. 

He has also found a wide circular ditched enclosure, with a small central standing stone next to a cupmarked stone, which suggested it was the remains of a henge. The entrance of this enclosure aligns with the winter solstice sunrise.

He believes that this was a major ritual center between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age. 


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