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Carved slab, Whithorn

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

A broken sandstone slab with a spiral pecked on one face and two oval-type shapes roughly pecked on the other face.

 

Slabs like this with decoration on both faces may have been used - or re-used - as covers on burial cists.

 

The slab is on loan to Stranraer Museum from Historic Scotland.

Place of Discovery:
Whithorn Golf Course
Materials/Media:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
50cm x 33cm x 10cm thick
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Digital Number:
SMAH 048 (a&b)
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:
Morris, R. W. 1979. The prehistoric rock art of Galloway and the Isle of Man. (page 179)


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