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Archnabreach Cup and Ring Markings, Argyll and Bute

Through the ensuing urge to make his mark on the natural world, man went further than seeking protection from weather and beast and foe towards expressing his very existence amongst the very for forces benign and belligerent. We will never know quite what these ubiquitous cup and ring markings mean, but in trying to step our modern minds back into his frame of reference we imagine something spiritual at a time when spirits and environment and appeasement meant survival.

Signs of the buildings of this ancient era are today usually discernible only to the trained eye, but we have these tangible if mysterious deeply meaningful motifs across our landscape shared in time.

Is there a link between these forms and the standing stones raised singly or in gigantic rings with suspected astrological connectivity?

This site is reached on the way from Lochgilphead to Kilmartin Glen with its burial cairns and standing stones.

Canmore : https://canmore.org.uk/site/39552/achnabreck

Forestry Commission Scotland website : http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/activities/heritage/prehistoric-sites/achnabreac-cup-and-ring-marks

Walk Highlands. A good source for walks in the area : https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/achnabreck.shtml

 

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