I came across these wonderful B+W photos -- presumably taken by Dr Richard Bevins or one of his colleagues -- in the 2011 Archaeology in Wales publication by Ixer and Bevins called CRAIG RHOS-Y-FELIN, PONT SAESON IS THE DOMINANT SOURCE OF THE STONEHENGE RHYOLITIC ‘DEBITAGE’.
These images are reproduced from the on-line pdf version of the article. They show the outer tip of the rhyolite spur, from slightly different angles. The colour photo at the bottom shows what the site now looks like, after the stripping away of a vast amount of vegetation. To the right of the crag, the jungle has disappeared.
The B+W photos appear to have been taken in June 2010 when Richard was taking his eight samples from various rock outcrops on the ridge. No wonder he only took one sample from the "rock face" to the right of the ridge crest!
It is so long since the vegetation was stripped away that we tend to forget what the site looked like originally -- and we can all too easily forget what a huge amount of effort has been expended here by Prof MPP and his team. Whether features have been "revealed" or "exposed" in the process, or "created" by the diggers, is a rather interesting question........ since the removal of the first tree and its roots in 2011, in the first of four seasons of digging, there have been multiple choices relating to which stones and which debris to take away, and which things to leave behind as evidence in support of the Neolithic Quarry hypothesis.