This near spherical ball of Camptonite, an igneous dyke rock, was shaped by pick dressing, which has left a series of pock marks on the artefact’s surface. One side of the object is damaged. This stone ball shows no signs of use.
This artefact was found at Skara Brae, Orkney and dates from the late Neolithic (c.3200-2300 BC).
This artefact is on display in the Skara Brae Visitor Centre, Sandwick, Orkney, Scotland.
Historic Environment Scotland, SKB 164