Moonzie, Cupar, Fife

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 34 18

Archaeology & History

There are no previous literary references to this small portable cup-marked rock, relocated recently by Paul Hornby during one of his various antiquarian meanderings.  Found in association with a much later architectural structure, it position in the landscape (near the top of a hill) would suggest that is was most probably located in a prehistoric cairn in earlier days—all traces of which have vanished.  But we cannot be sure of this and I’m merely speculating.

Moonzie cup-marked stone

Site of carving

The thin, fairly flat stone is about 18 inches across, by a foot wide, and consists of what seems to be 10 cup-marks (no rings, sadly), of which six of them are the real deal.  No other carvings officially exist anywhere near it and its isolation is an enigma… such as it is with petroglyphs…

Due to the fact that the stone can literally be picked up and moved by anyone, we’re hoping that it can be seen by local archaeologists and perhaps placed into a museum for safe-keeping.

© Paul BennettThe Northern Antiquarian 

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About megalithix

Occultist, prehistorian and independent archaeological researcher, specializing in prehistoric rock art, Neolithic, Bronze Age & Iron Age sites, and the animistic cosmologies of pre-Christian & traditional cultures.
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4 Responses to Moonzie, Cupar, Fife

  1. SumDoood says:

    The four cupmarks which might not be “the real deal”, might be natural?

  2. Did you mean Monzie?

  3. megalithix says:

    The stone’s been broken and scratched and it’s difficult to say with certainty that the questionable ones haven’t been effected by more recent or natural scarring. Their inner surfaces weren’t smooth, whilst the other six were nicely smoothed and typical cupmarks. The other 4 might be – but I’m just not sure tbh. I know some archaeo’s would reckon all 10 to be man-made, but I’m no archaeo! We need a geologist in the team!

  4. megalithix says:

    No, it’s definitely Moonzie, north of Cupar. ;) A tiny place.

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