"Tribal Logo" discovered in Whitby

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White Point
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"Tribal Logo" discovered in Whitby

Post by White Point » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:12 am

Today's "Metro" in London reports that an archeaological dig near the Abbey has discovered a boulder with a carved geometic pattern which is thought to be a tribal "logo", possibly used as a boundary marker and dating back 4000 years.

Whitby John
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Post by Whitby John » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:31 am

There is a photograph on the English Heritage website.

There are more carved stones up on Fylingdales Moor, just to the south west of Ravenscar. They were first exposed in a fire about five years ago, and archaeologists made copies which were shown in an exhibition in Whitby Museum last year. The stones are back on the moor now and there's a good circular walk laid out. Whitby Tourist Centre has a leaflet which gives the details.

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Post by Love-Lies-Bleeding » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:19 pm

Oh, fabulous - I hadn't heard about that. Thanks for the link!

If anyone's on The Modern Antiquarian (a GREAT site - one of Julian Cope's projects which has evolved through much public input) they are on there too.

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/8853
~*Angelica Carnis*~

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