I’ve been reviewing the project data sent in by N&DRAP teams, and it would appear that between us we’ve identified approx 120 carvings thought not to have been previously referenced.
Unsurprisingly, they range from the dodgy single threshold cup types, to the spectacular stuff found at Morwick by Andy’s team.
One of the more interesting finds, is a carving thought to be a representation of the Roman/Celtic warrior god ‘Cocidius’. Although, to be honest, it just looks like Morph holding a spear and shield to me….. sadly there’s no sign of Chas.
On the same piece of bedrock, the team identifed a motif containing cups with connecting linear grooving in the traditional Neolithic/BA style. But interestingly, the team thought the Cocidius figure & the cups/grooves were carved by the same person, due to the similarities in groove shape and depth.
If this theory is correct, then it begs a few questions about the age of the Cocidius character, or the continuing use of our beloved CnRs.