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A Scottish Neolithic carved stone ball with enigmatic surface details

2011

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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  • Resource type

    Journal article

  • Institution
    • National Museums Scotland

  • Journal title
    • Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

  • Volume
    • 141

  • Pagination
    • 19-29

  • Publisher
    • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

  • ISSN
    • 0081–1564

  • Official URL
  • Related URL
  • Rights holder
    • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

  • DOI
    • doi.org/10.5284/1000184

  • Library of Congress Classification
    • CC

  • Additional information
    • Full text available via the official URL