Images: Richard Stroud

CSI: Rombalds Moor – The Hidden Eldwick Stone

After two years of fieldwork, and time running out for recording, CSI volunteer Mike Short found this amazing carved stone until now unrecorded. The large boulder (2.1x1.37x0.95m) has been carved with around 60 cups of varying size, shape and depth, and long sinuous grooves enclosing some areas of carving and connecting others presenting a very ‘organic’ form to the overall panel. What is really exciting is that a large number of the cups and grooves show very clear and distinct pecking including one dense area of pecking around a central cup. The excellent preservation of the tooling makes this carving of considerable importance. 

The records for the carved stones recorded by the team are publicly available at England’s Rock Art: http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/era

Well done Mike, and well done to the whole team for recording almost 500 carved stones across Rombalds Moor.