Wednesday 11 April 2012

Cup and Ring Marks - Kilchiaran

These strange marks on a stone slab situated close to the chapel at Kilchiaran are man-made.  Usually called 'cup and ring' marks, they are quite widespread in Argyll and other, broadly similar marks are found in many other places around the world.  They are usually given a Neolithic date, whiich would make them anything up to five thousand years old.  Precise dating is however, impossible.  Theories as to their purpose are entirely speculative.

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