Tent rocks are often found along the edges of the trail, where they may have been created by animals that were lost when the Tipi Tree was felled by an earthquake.
In the 1950s and 60s, it was believed that a tent rock had been created when a fallen tree fell and the rock was later dislodged and covered in moss and soil.
But now, a study has suggested that the rocks were formed by the erosion of ancient soil and the movement of water over time.
Researchers at the University of Ulster have found that the ancient soil in a site near Glencarra has been eroded by over 200,000 years.
The site, on the border of Gorton and Carrickfergus, was identified as being one of the most important places in Ireland to record human habitation in the 11th Century.
Dr Helen Hargrave said it was a unique site and a significant part of the landscape in the area, as well as being part of a well-preserved collection of stone tools.
“It is an interesting site and one that has been an important site in our understanding of human habitational history,” she said.
“In the last decade, there has been a tremendous amount of archaeological work, particularly from the past 200,00 years, and we are now looking at a site that is more likely to be the site of a tent, and possibly a tipi rock.”
The site is quite isolated, so we can’t say how many tents were built there, but there are a number of possible interpretations.
“Dr Hargave said it is not the first time people have built tents at the site.”
There was a large population living there in the 12th century,” she explained.”
During the 13th century there was a very large settlement of people in the same area, and it was not until the 15th century that a significant community was established.
“I think the fact that this site is at a point of no return in terms of human activity suggests that the site is more of a refuge site than it is a source of shelter.”
We know that there was not a lot of vegetation growing at the time, so the site would have been a good site for a human settlement.
“Dr John O’Brien, an archaeologist at the National Museum of Ireland, said that there were two possible interpretations for the formation of the rock.
One, it could be a result of an earthquake, as the rock has been fractured and fractured over time and then it has been shaped by erosion.”
A very significant earthquake could have caused it to be dislodgmented, as it was probably formed by some sort of earthquake or the tectonic movement of the area around it,” he said.
The other possibility, Dr O’Briens said, is that the formation was caused by an erosion that occurred in the course of the process of human settlement.”
Dr O’Connor said that the discovery of the stone would provide important insights into the history of human occupation of the site, which is thought to have been abandoned by about the 1180s.””
The site was likely abandoned at some point and there is a lot to work out about it, but it would not be surprising to see a camp site at that site at some stage.”
Dr O’Connor said that the discovery of the stone would provide important insights into the history of human occupation of the site, which is thought to have been abandoned by about the 1180s.
“These types of sites have been found before, and they have usually been very close to where they were found,” he added.
“But they are rare because we don’t know much about their history.”
They are not found on any other site that we know of, but we are interested to know what was happening at the sites that they are found at.