Kilmartin standing stones

Carnassarie

 

Above: This pair of stones stand on raised ground and are close to a series of monuments including cairns and rock art. They are around 2.6 metres high. A radiocarbon date from a comparable monument in Kilmartin Glen suggests that some standing stones in the area may date to the Middle Bronze Age. A hollow on one of the stones looks like a cup mark but is most likely to be natural.

Photogrammetry: Aaron Watson, January 2016

 

Nether Largie

 

Above: This monolith is part of an arrangement of standing stones at Nether Largie in Kilmartin Glen, Argyll. The stone is around 2.7 metres high and is located close to a variety of prehistoric monuments, including a Neolithic chambered cairn, Temple Wood stone circle and a Bronze Age cairn cemetery. A radiocarbon date from a comparable monument in Kilmartin Glen suggests that some standing stones in the area may date to the Middle Bronze Age. 

One side of the stone displays cup marks, some contained by rings and other joined by lines. In the Kilmartin area, standing stones like this may have been quarried from outcrops, and the markings added at a later date - possibly when they were upright. The cups are often larger than those found carved upon *in situ* bedrock.

Photogrammetry: Aaron Watson, November 2013