High Banks Neolithic rock art: casts and reality3D Model
This panel of prehistoric rock art is one of the finest in Galloway. It was described by George Hamilton in the 1880s and he donated concrete casts of the key motifs to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in 1892. Casts were also given to Kirkcudbright Museum, where they are displayed outside. For more information on the site see Canmore. A 19th/early 20th century photomantage of the casts shows some interesting differences: see http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1432508
The panel was cleaned and 3d recorded by Historic Environment Scotland’s Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP) and their Kirkcudbright Community Rock Art Team in 2019. In this scan 3d models of the casts in NMS, produced by Hugo Anderson-Whymark, have been overlain on the site, revealing only subtle differences since the casts were made 130 years years ago.
Accession nos: NMS X.IA 16, 17, 18 and 19.
Period: Late Neolithic c.3200-2400 BC