MHG1974 - Carved Stone Ball - Watten


Carved Stone Ball, Watten

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A type 4b (six prominent knobs) carved stone ball from Watten (name: ND 24 54) is in RMS (NMS AS 112).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1893; D N Marshall 1979.

The stone ball was acquired by the NMS in 1892 from F. T. Barry. Listed under Acc. No. AS 112. <1>

This carved stone ball was loaned to Dunbeath Heritage museum, where it is on display. <2>

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred ND 2399 5400 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND25SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • BALL (RITUAL) (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)

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