Hendraburnick Quoit is a large propped ‘axe-shaped’ stone that was set upon a low platform of slates on Hendraburnick Down, near Davidstow. Dr Jones believes it was dragged up from the valley below to act as a ritual marker for a sacred site in the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age, around 2,500BC.
Previous studies had recorded 13 cup marks on the rocks but Dr Jones and colleague Thomas Goskar found 105 engravings when he started to look under new light, making it the most highly decorated and complex example of rock art in southern England.
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Writing in the archaeology journal Time and Mine, and Dr Jones and Mr Goskar conlcude: “As in many cultures where darkness is associated with the supernatural and the...