Cup Marked Stone


A bit weathered, but this is a cup marked stone.  I’ve tried to give a sense of the landscape it is in – whether the landscape was quite as open when the cups were carved I couldn’t tell you.

The marks are reckoned to be around 4000-5000 years old.  There is a high occurrence of them in North and West Yorkshire.  I came upon this one when out looking for photographic subjects – first I’ve seen.  It’s pretty much worn and I’ve had to use a hand held flash to the left to try to give some contrast across the impressions made by our ancestors.