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Carved Neolithic Stone Spheres...
Sep 20th, 2022 at 2:39pm
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carved_stone_balls

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19174920.mystery-scotlands-ancient-rock-art-...

Heres an interesting though experiment. Perhaps these balls were part of a game, slung maybe?

I've made some plastic replicas and Im going to see what they're like to sling, perhaps they make a noise, perhaps they fly straighter than a smooth ball. Maybe they were wrapped with a cord and flung like a Scottish hammer or from a Sling?

Early Bocce?

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cin1befPzBa/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CiqWXjHPqb-/

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ciq-R5hrGJp/

Whats your thoughts?

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Re: Carved Neolithic Stone Spheres...
Reply #1 - Sep 29th, 2022 at 2:18pm
 
Oh, wow. Those Scottish examples are gorgeous!  I doubt someone would use these to sling, because they would be so labor-intensive to make, just to loose it in a field or lake.  But It would be fun to chuck one, I'm sure they make a racket!
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