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Scotland’s Neolithic rock art comprises an outdoor gallery several thousand years old, part of a shared cultural heritage that can be found all along the Atlantic coastline of Europe. 

Our brand new learning resource has been developed in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland and Kilmartin Museum. The booklet is packed with fresh ideas, stunning photography and great illustrations. The team drew on the work of leading archaeologists and rock art researchers to describe a time and tradition far removed from today. The comprehensive resource is designed to provide background information and learning suggestions for teachers and practitioners to pass on to their learners. A fresh take on a fascinating subject, this resource will be of interest to teachers, archaeological educators and anyone with an interest in the presentation and interpretation of our ancient past.

Digital illustration of two stone age people alongside primitive rock carvings

Like rings around a cupmark, the archaeology of Atlantic rock art is made of layers of evidence, analysis and interpretation. Each needs the others to make sense of the whole. Using advanced digital techniques our team were able to properly study and record rock art from several Scottish locations to enhance our understanding of this period in time.

By studying and thinking about how rock art connects both within itself and with the natural world, we can explore the cultural ideas and meanings behind the abstract motifs and beautiful designs.

A Song In Stone (PDF 7.5MB)

The resource was developed in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland and Kilmartin Museum as part of Scotland’s Rock Art Project.

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