What is the terrain like? For example, is there a ledge above this site where water might drip down or does this stone sit in the open. It is Scotland and obviously rainfall is a common occurrence but I wouldn't expect rain to carve out such holes unless it were directed to specific targets.
Minimalist wrote:Okay. One has to assume that someone will call it a geofact and I'm glad you've covered that possibility.
But it/they is not a geoafct Min ,they are artefacts
Minimalist wrote:But it/they is not a geoafct Min ,they are artefacts
the instance you are citing I cannot fathom why someone would sit around carving holes in a rock but it is obvious that they did so.
and in these cases it does seem that they could be considered as route markers or possibly territorial markers .
Minimalist wrote:and in these cases it does seem that they could be considered as route markers or possibly territorial markers .
Possible in both cases. If a route marker one would expect some trace of the route to remain and if a territorial marker then there might still be other examples defining the "territory." I like those better than the customary fallback position: that it is some sort of "ritual."
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