A Scottish Neolithic carved stone ball with enigmatic surface details

Alan Saville (Author)

Eric G Grant (Author)

M Cavers (Author)

Alan Braby (Author)

Eric Earl of Tankerville (Author)


Keyword(s):
Carved Stone Ball, Scottish Carved Stone Ball
Period(s):
Neolithic, Prehistoric

Abstract


A Scottish carved stone ball with unusual surface markings is described and analysed. Although undoubtedly an original prehistoric artefact, it is an unprovenanced find and there is no absolute certainty about the dating and character of its unique markings. Its enigmatic nature, with the possibility of anthropomorphic depiction, presents an interpretative challenge for archaeologists and art historians.

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Published
30-11-2012
How to Cite
Saville, A., Grant, E. G., Cavers, M., Braby, A., & Earl of Tankerville, E. (2012). A Scottish Neolithic carved stone ball with enigmatic surface details. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 141, 19-29. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9767
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Articles