Prehistoric Rock Art


Figure 1. Carved slab splintered of a large piece of Sandstone from Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire


Figures 1 & 2 Two stones with cups and concentric rings from the chamber of a cairn at Ravenhill, Yorkshire

Figure 3. Concentric circles on the end of a cist stone from the same locality

Figure 4. A stone with cup excavations from a chamber or cairn ay Cloughton Moor, near Scarborough

Figure 5. Urn from same locality as stones Nos. 1, 2 & 3

From British Archaic Sculpturings by Sir J. Y. Simpson Published 1867

Tessiman 1 Tessiman 2 Tessiman

Sketches of some of the Ravenhill stones from John Tissiman’s 1851 Excavations in Barrows in Yorkshire. Journal of the British Archaeological Association 6.

2 thoughts on “Prehistoric Rock Art

  1. We don’t have the same volume of carved rocks as you have in West Yorkshire James and fortunately most of ours take a bit of effort to locate so we don’t suffer from the same levels of vandalism. I suspect quite a number of rocks were destroyed in the past by the grouse estates and the war department.

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