Excavating rock art in Strath Tay day 8: Quartz and further recording

This morning dawned bright, which was ideal for taking some record shots of the cup marks in oblique light.


Above: A record shot of the cup marks in morning sunshine, clearly showing faint rings along the edge of the outcropping rock (Photo: Aaron Watson, 2017)


Clouds rolled in during the morning, providing shade that was ideal for recording the cup and ring markings in 3D using photogrammetry.

Above: A 3D model of the rock art (Photogrammetry: Aaron Watson, 2017)


Excavation continued in Trench 2, and another piece of worked quartz was found up against the edge of outcropping stone.

Above: Another piece of worked quartz is uncovered, once again pushed up against the edge of the outcrop in Trench 2.


Elsewhere across the site, the surveying and recording of excavated features continued.

Above: Ronnie works on a section drawing of the ditch (Photo: Aaron Watson, 2017)


This project took place in collaboration with Richard Bradley, Amanda Clarke, Ronnie Scott, Maria Cowie and Moyra Simon. Many thanks to the landowner and estate staff for their support.