Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Decorated sandstone boulder found after dig

ARCHEOLOGISTS have discovered that an artefact found during last year’s dig at Eddisbury Hill is a decorated sandstone boulder dated between the late Neolithic and late Bronze Age.

The old red sandstone boulder, which has multiple engravings on one of its surfaces, was found in the entrance area of Eddisbury Hillfort.

The series of motifs are usually associated with Neolithic or Bronze Age burial ritual found in or close to cairns and barrows.

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