Received the following question from David Raven:
I was wondering if you could help me?
I noticed some ‘carvings’ yesterday, during a walk on Rombald’s Moor. I’d not noticed them before, so I tried to look them up in Boughey and Vickerman’s book ‘Prehistoric Rock Art in the West Riding’, but I couldn’t find them.
The ‘carvings’ looked like a lot of cups and quite a bit of pecking. The approximate location is SE 094456, around the Buck Stones. Here are two links to some photographs I took:-
I have a couple more without the legs in (which I used for scale!) from other angles, if you want to see them.
Do you know if these particular carvings actually do appear in the PRAWR book, and I’ve just been unable to ascertain which ones they are? If they’re not in that book, have been recorded elsewhere?
Or are they natural? I know that some of the rocks up there contain fossils of the lepidendron trees, which can sometimes look similar to peck marks?
Thanks for your time.