22 December 2005

Congratulations Hob & Jackie

Hi Folks, I am sure you would all like to congratulate Hob & Jackie on their new arrival to the Hobson household, her name is Niamh Rowan Catherine Hobson, and let us all welcome a new member to the rock art family. All the best to you both, have a great christmas.

Isle of Man Rock Art

This year's (Vol 71) Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society (PPS) has an article "The Cronk yn How Stone and the Rock Art of the Isle of Man", the latter part being an inventory table of 56 rock art sites complete with 8 fig grid refs, descriptions, etc. A big increase on the 6 sites in the Morris Galloway book! There's also a general location map and some analysis of the art. No big spectacular sites but a useful addition to the database. Shout if you want more info. Leslie

19 December 2005

The West Yorkshire Rock Art Book

More bloody books!!!!! I have just spoken to Mr Boughey who informed me that although the Book is now out of print he still has copies at home. The deal is - £14 for the book and £4.50 p&p One cheque for £14 made out to Wakefield MDC plus One cheque for £4.50 made out to K. Boughey. I do not want to put his home address on a public website but if you drop me a line I will happily pass the details on to you

14 December 2005

North York Moors Rock Art Book

Hello rock art Folk, The good news is that the book is now available. It came out on december 1st, but i only found out last week! A courtesy copy arrived on monday and i am pleased with the way it has turned out. Lots of photo's and drawings and at nearly 300 pages its quite a hefty book. The carved stones on the North York Moors have not been published in any detail so hopefully this book will be a good introduction to the area. Regards Graeme Here's a link to the book on the Tempus Publishing site http://www.tempus-publishing.com/bookdetails.php?isbn=0752433482

13 December 2005

Panorama Stones

Hi Guys, There is a thread over on HeritageAction regarding the Panorama Stones, relating to the damage to them, where the stones are situated, etc.. We have been in contact with various interested parties in the area who may have some influence on the future of the stones. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas or thoughts on what they would like to see happen to the stones?.. Your thoughts are of course most welcome. Brian. (Jan: here a link to the thread on HA: http://www.heritageaction.org/?page=theheritagejournal&id=106)

More West Agra

These pictures were sent to me by Peter, who lives a few hundred meters from the carvings. Both were taken early morning.

11 December 2005

Greenland in Color

Hi Folks, Today I received some nice (color) pics of Greenland from Maarten van Hoek. They were taken just after the Glasgow survey painted-in the motifs in 1994. The photos are uploaded to BRAC. Maarten also send me his article "Prehistoric Quarrying and the re-sanctification of Rock Art". Cheers, Jan

Prehistoric rock art in the North York Moors...

Hi Folks, Just asking if anyone else had pre-ordered the book by Paul & Graeme?.. i ordered my copy at the start of november from the history book shop, i hadn't heard anything so i called them. The guy who took my call, phoned the publisher of the book, he was told the book isn't quite finished yet, looking like a spring release at the earliest, march to may time he thought.. Has anyone been in contact with either Paul or Graeme lately?..was hoping for a good at christmas...it will be worth the wait i would say. cheers Brian

10 December 2005

West Agra, North Yorkshire

Richard Stroud published new pics of rock art in the West Agra plantation to TMA. Thanks for that Rich! I was struck by the spacing of the concentric rings. It almost looks if there's a logarithmic development which makes it, along with the unusual space around the cup, a unique(?) design. Can you think of other panels with the same sort of spacing? Cheers, Jan

08 December 2005

Broad Moss

Looks good though.

04 December 2005

Manor Valley C&R Pebble

I was getting a bit tired of seeing the the IFRAO scale and thought this stone from the Manor Valley near Peebles may be of interest. (Jan: this stone is now part of Questionable Rock Art on BRAC. What should we put as caption? Man- or Nature made?) The new pic is the reverse side of the original.

23 November 2005

IFRAO-scale

Hi Fitz and all, Here's the IFRAO-scale. Click on the pic and print or download the result. On my computer the scale is 1:1. That is: it's lenght is 10 cm indeed. If this isn't the case on your machine (resolution etc.) you may try to photoshop the image to the right size. If that doesn't work: write a postcard to Austalia! Hope it works though! All about the scale: http://www.cesmap.it/ifrao/scale.html Cheers, Jan

21 November 2005

Townhead Rosettes Parade

Last weekend it was rosettes parade again in Kirkcudbrightshire. Brian and Suzanne unearthed and photgraphed: Townhead-9; http://rockartuk.fotopic.net/c764970.html and Townhead-2; http://rockartuk.fotopic.net/c764949.html Unique motifs came alight, fourteen years after Maarten van Hoek recorded them for the first time. Thanks a lot for the good work and for sharing these nice images with us! Cheers, Jan

18 November 2005

Greenland (Auchentorlie)

Many thanks for posting these pictures: http://rockartuk.fotopic.net/c765445.html I almost went looking for these on my way up to Invernesshire earlier this year. It looks like such a fantastic panel. I contacted the Museum of Scotland, apparently the carvings are still in storage, and will oneday be viewable by the public. I wish they'd hurry up, I'd love to see them.

16 November 2005

Townhead Exhibition

Hi Folks, Suzanne & Brian's photos are on-line on BRAC now. http://rockartuk.fotopic.net We had to make different collections to keep things tidy. Enjoy one of the most artistic rock art sites in the UK. Thanks guys! Jan

15 November 2005

Looks interesting .

Fire and the Archaeology of Fylingdales Moor, North YorkshireWhitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby, North YorkshireThursday 1st December 2005A seminar, sponsored by English Heritage: Fire and the Archaeology ofFylingdales Moor, North YorkshireThis seminar will review the responses to the needs of ecology andarchaeology on 2.5 square kilometres of moorland on the coast ofnorth-east Yorkshire, the subject of a disastrous fire in September2003. The morning session will discuss what has been done to record the archaeology revealed by the fire, and how this has been integrated withefforts to safeguard the archaeology and regenerate the ecology of themoor. The afternoon session with consider continuing management andresearch requirements, including a discussion of the now-famous carvedslab, and what the wider lessons of the project are. Draft Programme:MORNING: RESPONSES TO THE FIRE (chair - TBC)10.00 Coffee10.30 Welcome10.40 Fylingdales Moor before the fire (Graham Lee (NYMNPA)10.55 Introduction - aftermath of the fire: archaeological managementissues (Neil Redfern, EH)11.10 Introduction - aftermath of the fire: ecological management issues(Rachel Pickering, NYMNPA)11.25 The application of air photography to the burnt moorland (JaneStone, EH)11.45 Detailed survey and its results (Al Oswald, EH)12.05 Walk-over survey and its results (Blaise Vyner)12.25 Rock art on Fylingdales Moor (Paul Brown/Graeme Chappell) 12.40 New approaches to recording rock art (Paul Bryan, EH) 12.55 Summing up (Neil Redfern)13.00 Lunch - a buffet lunch will be available - please book your place(see below)AFTERNOON: TIDYING UP THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (chair - Graham Lee,NYMNPA)13.45 Introduction - The land-owner's perspective (Sir FredStrickland-Constable)13.55 Overview of the archaeology of Fylingdales Moor (Blaise Vyner) 14.10 The longer-term ecological ambitions (Rachel Pickering)14.25 The Stoupe Brow monument - opportunity and dilemma (NeilRedfern/Blaise Vyner)15.00 Discussion of further research requirements led by Neil Redfern16.00 ConclusionPlease book in advance by e-mailing Blaise Vyner atblaise@meander.demon,co,uk or writing to 16 College Square, Stokesley,North Yorkshire TS9 5DL. There is no charge for the seminar. If directions or other information are needed please inquire at the time ofbooking.

Townhead, D&G, SW-Scotland

Hi Folks,

After the hard work done by Brian & Suzanne last weekend, I think they (and the site) deserve a new item on the blog. Our compliments have to go out to both passionated fieldworkers because they brought the most beautyfull motifs alight! As I said before, Townhead is for Dumfries and Galloway what Achnabreck is for Argyll and Bute.

These fantastic carvings weren't seen by the first rock art recorders in this area (Hamilton, Coles, etc.). It was D.C. Bailey who made the first discovery in 1964 but he could only point out 1 of the 4 panels he had found to Ronald Morris when they re-visited the site in 1973. By that time, Morris recorded 3 panels and published them, with some b-w pics and modest drawings in his book "The Prehistoric Rock Art of Galloway" (Blandford 1979).

It seems that nothing happened between 1973 and 1986 when Maarten van Hoek visited the site for the first time and started to record a lot of new panels. He made three more visits to the site and the results of his efforts were layed down in a manuscript called "Morris' Prehistoric Rock Art of Galloway" (Oisterwijk 1995). The manuscript was never published and we are very happy to have it in our library now. Maarten describes 17 panels in the Townhead fields and made drawings of most of them. He missed, however, the one (number 18 now!) just NW of Townhead farmhouse, recently recorded by Brian after being informed by the farmer.

There are amazing motifs at this location, most of them (now) covered. Especcially rosettes of a unique kind, spirals, encircled basins and much more. Townhead is (and was!) a very special place without doubt.

After recording site 1 and 3 before, Brian and Suzanne were last weekend in seach of panel 9, the only one of which Maarten van Hoek had published a nice photo showing two of that strange rosettes! But panel 9 has to wait because our diligent duo unearthed for a great part panel nr. 4. And with what a nice result!

Most of the pics of panel 1, 3 and 4 are already published to TMA but Brian sent me some in a bigger format. I'll post them to BRAC soon with the panel number attached. And there's more to come weather and backs permitted!

Thank you very much!

Jan

13 November 2005

Ketley Crag

Archaeoptics' 3 DLaser scan of Ketley .

09 November 2005

StoneWatch on FreeMedia

Hi Folks, Unfortunately you can't post (active!) links in comments. But with the link in my comment to Greywethers StoneWatch post, the html tag fell off. So here's the link again and hopefully very active!
http://www.freemedia.ch/verlagsprogramm/stonewatchnews.html Cheers, Jan

08 November 2005

Stonewatch 2

A picture that is part of history, taken from the "Cup and Ring art of the British isles, a birds eye view" report by Maarten van Hoek. Ronald Morris meets Maarten van Hoek at Gourock golf course to discuss rock art. Thanks to both these guys we all have a better understanding of rock art. This was taken from one of the files or books should i say, from Stonewatch.

StoneWatch

Anybody familiar with the StoneWatch site? http://www.stonewatch.de/ I came across it by chance whilst ildly surfing! One or two things of UK interest amongst the downloadable stuff (Special projects > Special files). I've copied a couple of these .... and may even get round to reading them one day - if I can ever get used to the idea of e-books which you read off the screen without printing them first! Meantime, I'll just be looking at the pictures. Cheers Leslie

07 November 2005

Crummock Photos

Hiya folks, regarding my Crummock photos, could you please keep them to yourselves for the time being. Kate Sharp, who gave me the information about this new site, is going to present the site at the Lake District National Parks conference at Troutbeck bridge on the 26th of this month. cheers Fitz

01 November 2005

More Cumbrian Stuff

Howdo Folks, I seem to be on a bit of a roll here so I thought I'd share a couple of other possible examples of Cumbrian rock art that I came across in the summer. The first two pictures are of a possible cup mark on one cairn large kerb stones on Moor Divock. I was quite suprised that this has not been remarked on before as it is quite noticeable, in fact, far more noticeable than Stan's cup and ring on the nearby cairn. The second pair of pictures are of a stone I came across whilst walking up to the Swarth Fell stone circle. The stone is beside a trackway and close to a beck on the scarp, north west facing slope of Moor Divock. I was struck by the similarities in size and style between this 'cup' and one that Stu and I had found in 2004 on a possible, fallen or buried Shap Avenue stone http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/6327. Incidentally, since finding the 'cup' at Shap I have been told that there is a similar feature of the other end of the same stone. I am not totally convinced that these 'cups' are man made, I would be grateful if anyone had any thoughts on the matter. cheers fitz

29 October 2005

Fylingdales Part2

This is a hastily written add-on to my previous entry. I guess I was in a pretty mellow mood when I wrote my last entry to the blog. I failed to mention something that I think should be noted. The fire on the moor exposed a lot of previously unrecorded archaeological features. The fire removed hundreds of years of peat accumulation, exposing an ancient landscape dotted with low cairns, earthworks, flint scatters, unrecorded barrows and of course many unrecorded carved rocks. The aftermath of the fire provided the opportunity to really get to grips with the landscape, perform an intense and comprehensive study and possibly start drawing some meaningful conclusions as to why the rock art occured in certain locations and what was it's relationship to the landscape and other features. I guess you'll all remember the Fylingdales stone, the incredible carved stone that was exposed in the kerb of a cairn. Incredibly only about one quarter of this cairn was excavated. The cairn was scheduled and the powers that be would only allow a limited investigation. You would think that with the current popularity of rock art and the establishment of national projects to study rock art that someone in the archaeological world would have recognised the potential of Fylingdales but alas no. EH took some aerial photos, performed a walk over survey of the moor, a hasty and limited excavation of the Fylingdales stone was undertaken, ...and that was about it. I guess there may still be time to address this, the moor hasn't yet fully recovered, only time will tell. It's a shame that the North Yorkshire National Park Archaeologists and their associates don't seem to share to the proactive approach to prehistory as their colleagues elsewhere in northern England e.g. Northumbria I've got it off me chest........Rant over! fitz

28 October 2005

Howdo folks, I guess I haven't been contributing a great deal to the blog but that's mainly because I've been 'cabined-up' for various reasons. Anyway hopefully I'll be able to remedy that soon and will be getting out and about a little more over the autumn and winter. A time of low vegetation and long shadows, the best time for lovers of rock art. I had a few hours to myself yesterday so I thought I'd take a trip south to Fylingdales Moor, the scene of a huge fire in September 2003. The fire had a devestating effect on the flora and fauna of the moor but it was soon realised that it was a wonderful opportunity for anyone with an interest in archaeology, especially rock art. Following the fire a great number of previously unknown carved rocks and many other archaeological features were recorded by both amateurs and professionals, notably Graeme C & Paul Brown (watch out for the forthcoming book!). I'm glad to report that the wildlife has returned to many parts of the moor. Areas that once resembled a moonscape are now covered in fine knee-high grasses and the heather is beginning to reclaim the moor. The downside to this regeneration is that many of the subtle archaeological features and cup-marked stones have once again disappeared beneath the vegetation. The positive side of this is that these features have now been recorded and will be protected from the worst ravages of the wind and weather by a blanket of vegetation. ta ra fitz p.s. I'm hoping to put together a trip to Baildon in the next fortnight or so if anyones interested.

25 October 2005

Aira Force Waterfalls

On our way down to the Beckstones, we stopped of at the Aira Force Waterfalls, we walked to the top, had a look at the really nice watefalls, i started examining all the rocks around as you do, i saw these 2 that looked as if worked...not saying prehistoric, but worked..any opinions?.. god i think i must be going daft, looking at every rock i walk past..lol.

Balblair Cairn Slab

Hi Folks, I guess you all got the amazing newspaper from the Stone Pages. If not, there's a link on BRAC. In this weeks edition there was an article about a decorated slab found in/near Balblair, Highland. A (very long) link was given to the on-line Inverness Courier of 21-10-2005. However, there wasn't a picture of the slab on that website. I found a couple of photos on the web, taken by Archaeology Ltd, and took the liberty to post them on BRAC. The collection link is: http://rockartuk.fotopic.net/c738987.html Please take a look there! There's something in it for everyone it seems: arrow stone, a perforated stone, cups, trilobite, etc. A splendid addition from the Highlands but originated from a different traditon than the cup-and-rings? Cheers, Jan

24 October 2005

Good work Jan!!!

Hi Jan, Just a word to say the Yorkshire section of the BRAC is looking really good, looks like you have been really busy getting it up and running. Brian.

20 October 2005

Help...calling rich...rock art...Rombalds Moor

Hi Folks, Found some rocks, i am sure about some, other not so sure...i would ask if anyone can identify any of them, i took the ngr for a couple, but forgot for the other 2..silly me..anyway any help would be much appreciated.. First stone with ngr SE12692 46433 pic 5 i am not sure about this one, it feels like there is something there not sure.. The second stone is a definate, i could see and feel cups.. marked at SE12344 46232 pics 1 & 4 The third stone i am not sure about, no grid ref, but it was in the Green Crag area.. pic 2 The fourth stone i think there are cups, maybe more..again no grid ref..silly me.. the area was near to the badger stone. pic 3 can anyone help?.. sorry the pics seem to have turned out in a funny order..lol.

19 October 2005

Hanging Stones... original or replica?

Hi Folks, Just thought i would ask you all for your thoughts on the Hanging Stones, i really liked the carvings, but something didn't feel right.. have a look at my post on tma, let me know what you all think.. http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/41147 Brian

17 October 2005

Colsterdale ?

L O peeps, Here are the 2 possible, but unlikely carvings I mentioned earlier. These markings sit on 2 fairly large stones a matter of feet apart, just south of Slipstone Crags near Colsterdale, N Yorks. When I first spotted these grooves, I immediately thought ‘natural’ & just walked away. On my way back to the car, I decided to have another skeg at them & the more I looked, the more I questioned my initial judgement. I did this for a number of reasons; i. can nature cause grooves to run square & at right-angles, ii. 1 of the features looked almost rectangular. iii theres a scheduled carving 700meters SE, which forms a grid pattern, so local folks were carving motifs with right angles in, in antiquity. I’d still put my dosh on them not being carvings, but your views would be most welcome.

Hello

Hi all, just thought I'd pop in and say a big hello. Many thanks to Jan for the invite, tis a real privilege to be amongst the members here (sounds like an oscar acceptance speech, although I’m not going to start crying :-) ). Not weblogged before, so this is a new thing to me. Rock Art wise, I’m currently in the process of using the recording papers from the Northumberland & Durham Rock Art Project to log the new finds Paul Bennett & I have found over the past year or so. Thought it might be useful for North Yorks CC if they ever consider putting the carvings forward for scheduling. I’ve also got a carving near West Agra (nr Fearby, N Yorks) that I’d like your opinions on, once I’ve figured out how to post images. Cheers Richard

10 October 2005

Yorkshire Rock Art

OK folks, my first post on this blog :D A question... me and Brian are having a little trip down to the Bradford Travelodge (we know how to live) on Friday, then heading up to Stockton (ditto) for Saturday night. As total Yorkshire rock art virgins who are none the less shy and retiring, we would like to ask this merry group for advice please as to which are the best (and quickest, easiest) places to visit; I suppose I mean best-value!! Oh yeah, and can we ask you all to do the regular rock-art-dance please (ask for drizzle at night but clear sun during the day !)

Rock art for Bridget.....

Hi Folks, Thought this little standing stone we found on sunday would interest Hob's daughter Bridget, its a nice size granite boulder, with a little extra something on one side..lol. i know she is keen on her rock art, so i think she will like this example.

07 October 2005

Beckensall's Kilmartin book

Hello folks, Whilst not directly related to anything new, I thought I'd mention that the Kilmartin house museum now has copies of Stan Beckensall's book. They haven't ut them up on their online shop yet, but if you wish, copies can be ordered by contacting sylvie@kilmartin.org or phoning Sylvie on 0044(0) 1546 510 278. Cost is £13 plus £2 post and packing. Hob

06 October 2005

Kilmartin Activity

Nether Largie Stones. Photo Credit: Ancient Scotland, 2004.
Hi Folks, Quite a lot well known researchers wandered around in the Valley of the Ghosts lately and posted their nice pics to TMA. I've followed the activities with great interest and it is like looking over their shoulders when I see all those nice pics. Always a good moment to check what's in the collection already. Hmmm.... always disappointing; old scanned pics from the 90's or honestly stolen stuff. Time to update the files. Here are links to the updated collections:
There are also some new collections from George and the newest is from Les and Sue Knight.
I'm still trying to invite Hob to the Blog but no results so far. Will send him a direct e-mail soon.
Cheers,
Jan

28 September 2005

Nether Linkens

Hi Jan, I know what you mean, in the pics it looks like i only sprayed the top of the carving, this is actually what it looks like with the whole boulder soaked, the centre of the ring is that colour because of what was on top of it, the colour coming from pressure and from the material that was on the boulder, but i hope you can just make out all six rings, just, which must have went around the edge of the boulder as the corner is close to the carvings, and the line of peck marks going down the left hand corner from the rings..it has weathered alot since first discovered by Coles in 1894..may it rest in peace once more... brian

25 September 2005

Torrs 2g

Hi Folks, Been back to Torrs today, unfortunately no more new finds, lots of areas to look at still.. I did manage to take some distance and measurement photographs. This is 2g and my efforts to get a similar feel to the Morris photograph of 2b. My feeling i think you already know, i feel this makes me realise this is not the Morris find 2b..and is indeed a new find, 2g. Let me know what you all think.

21 September 2005

Chatton , strange marks on panel

Hi Folks, Had a great time at Chatton & Ketley this past weekend, great carvings, superb. One of the pictures i took is below, to me it looks like when you were a kid and found some wet concrete and marked it...is it a carving or a prehistoric animal print or what?..i am sure one of you guys out there will have the answer.

cheers, brian.

20 September 2005

Norwegian Rock Art

Howdo mateys, I thought I'd share a few photos of Norwegian Rock art that I snapped on a recent trip to Stavanger Museum. It's strange stuff, the carvings are quite shallow and would be extremely difficult to interpret without the red paint. Anyway I'm posting these in the hope that Jan & Gus share some of their recent Scandinavian pictures with us. cheers Fitz

19 September 2005

Rock Art In Wooler

Myself and Suzanne visited the Wooler tourist information office yesterday and found they have a piece of RA that was donated by a local farmer. I took some pics, which i posted, has anyone heard of this one before.? Let me know what they think.

1st attempt

Howdo, this blogging malarky is a bit new to me but I'm willing to give it a shot. Not much activity going on over here in North Yorks, I'm a bit downhearted by the loss of my camera, 2 cameras in 1 year! I had my old SLR for 21 years without a hitch until it finally gave up the ghost on Moor Divock trying to photograph Stan's elusive cup and ring in horizontal rain. Last week Hob and myself had a trip to the rock room at the Museum of Antiquities in Newcastle. Hob made the appointment for 12:30 and despite the rain and erratic train timetables I made it more or less on time. We had hoped 'Stonelifter' from TMA would join us but he sent a cryptic message saying that the rain had put him off - lightweight. The rock room is a basement beneath one of the main university buildings, viewing is by appointment only. The room itself is stuffed with an assortment of stonework most of which is Roman but in the far corner are a number of wooden pallets covered with bubble-wrap with a bunch of lovely carved stones sat on top. On the edge of this area is a long pillar which has been laid on it's side. The pillar had been used as a gatepost in the past and has travelled around the country, what makes the pillar remarkable is the erect cock and balls carved along its side. The carving is thought to be Roman, it certainly brought a smile to our faces as we commented on how graffitti hasn't changed much over the millennia. Anyway the rock room was excellent. I was most impressed by Hob's gymnastic attempts to capture a decent photograph of the stones, bounding around with his camera, tripod and hand lamp. After the rock room we retired to the pub for a bit of refreshment and some excellent blether. I've got meself a dog so I've been taking him up to Upleatham to try and train him to walk with me. I'm using the opportunity to search the walls of the area for any rock art. A couple of years ago I was told by a bloke in our pub that he'd seen a cup marked rock, in a dry stone wall, on the northern edge of Upleatham. I've searched all over the walls but as yet have found nothing, I aint going to give up though, I'm sure I'll find something. I'm currently trying to teach myself how to knap flint. I have a stock of large flint nodules collected from my beach but so far all I seem to have managed is to reduce most of the nodules to a pile of blood-stained, razor-edged chippings. I'm going to have to book myself onto one of John Lord's day schools. That's about it from me I guess. If any of you haven't seen the cover of Graeme's new book it's here - http://www.tempus-publishing.com/bookdetails.php?isbn=0752433482 I haven't spoken to Graeme for a wee while but I hope everythings progressing well with the book and that we'll see it on the shelves soon. Don't forget to put it on your Christmas lists. ta ra Fitz

Hill Park

Not too sunny but amazing what a wee bit of brightness could . This is Hill Park HP 1 . Previous pics never did it justice.A bit more turf removed and a few cups and deep cup and ring appeared . Will post later .

18 September 2005

SAIR

Received this one from George. Thanks! SAIR - Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports

17 September 2005

Torrs 2b and 2g

This photo of motif 2b, taken by Ronald Morris in 1973, shows a cup with two rings. There is an obvious natural groove visible on the left side. However, comparing this pic with the recently discovered motif 2g (post below), the subtle striation between the red markers and the less subtle groove in combination with curved line (marked yellow) should be taken into account. Both options need to be compared with the N-S line of the shown compass.

16 September 2005

New members to the blog!

Welcome to the both of you! For George it is bussiness as usual, although we didn't use the old weblog to often. Brian is new to this feature and we await his first post could it be with a pic. Just give it a try. I made you both "administator". That means that you are able to change the template of the blog (please don't do that ever!) and you're able to edit or even delete messages. Plese use this capability only for your own post! We hope this blog will contribute to the good course of prehistoric rock art in the UK and an enhancement of our hobby (passion). Greetings, Jan

Link bussiness

Hi All, Still trying to publish an active link: http://rockartuk.fotopic.net It seems that the tric is to always use the "Compose" setting (right upper corner) instead of the "Edit Html" one. Lets also try to upload a pic. Uptill now I've uploaded trough "Hello" which is very easy. But this one is direct:

Torrs-2g, photo credit: Brian Kerr, 2005

Well, there's the pic. Now I'll try to upload a pic with a direct link to one of the BRAC photo's in my next posting.

Greetings,

Jan

15 September 2005

Torrs News

One of the three 'new' motifs recently found by Brian Kerr at Torrs farm near Kirkcudbright (SW-Scotland)