Rock Art

Rock Art Project

Introduction
In October 2017 various interested members of SDLHS enjoyed 2 days of training covering all aspects of rock art recording methods including locating and identifying rock art, using the recording form, photographing rock art and 3D photography (photogrammetry). The participants also took part in some field work putting trying out their new skills.
The training days were led by Dr Tertia Barnett who is the Principal Investigator of Scotland’s Rock Art, a 5 year project aiming to improve understanding of Scotland’s rock art.
Please see www.rockart.scot for further information about the national project. Please check back here for updates on the progress made by the Strachur Group.

Gleann Beag

Prehistoric markings on rocks
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Training the Team
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Beads placed in the cup marks makes for easier counting
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‘Joe’s Rock’
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Possibly a reused cup mark created the much larger depression seen in this photo
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Found in Strachur Estate and previously unrecorded
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Strachur Estate (Iain’s Rock)
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An unfortunate siting of a telegraph pole! During the recording of this we were joined by 2 of the farm dogs who made the whole process even more difficult
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We were treated to some outstanding views in the course of our work
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Work in progress.

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