Digital Photograph by Aron Mazel
(01 April 2004)
Panel image showing Hunterheugh 1
Note: this applies to the entire panel, which might not be portrayed in its entirety in the image shown above
Description of Hunterheugh 1 before the excavation.
1a: an outstanding outcrop, the most northerly part, has a large cluster of cups at its west end, some paired. Above them fitting into the natural strike of the rock are cups, one with two rings and three with one ring. There is a countersunk cup, some midget cups and a cup and penannular is linked by a natural groove to another.
1b: slopes to the south; a cluster of nine cups occupies the top end, then three cups of decreasing size are linked to form a groove that meets the outer ring of a penannular and concentric ring around a cup from which the flow continues with a groove from the cup to meet an unfinished cup and penannular. The groove continues from this cup to the edge of the rock. There are three large cups and six tiny ones to the west.
1c: a natural groove in the rock is surrounded by many cups of different sizes, one of which has a faint ring.
1d: is a very unusual marked surface on outcrop that is placed within the kerb of a greatly disturbed cairn. In the latter, a serpentine groove presumably continues to run under the cairn kerb although this has not been excavated or disturbed. The groove bends into itself around a cup. Below this is an oval with a small cup inside, and three small cups. At the centre of the outcrop is a ‘keyhole' entrance to the cupped centre of a figure made up of three concentric rings with an outer arc ending in a very large cup that is partly natural. The outer arc is linked to the keyhole groove by a straight groove. This motif is rare, as is the technique of linking penannulars so that they are closed. The pick marks are fresh. To the south are cups with faint rings.