Click on image to enlargeCredits: Ashmolean Museum
They are all of a relative similar size and are decorated with carved evenly-spaced patterns of circular bosses or knobs around the surface of the sphere. The designs vary with the majority being based around a series of six bosses, but the number of bosses varies from 3-160.
Particularly interesting are those unearthed at the Neolithic site at Skara Brae, one of the Orkney's most famous ancient sites dated from the late Neolithic - inhabited for around 600 years, between 3200BC and 2200BC.
Did they have a symbolic meaning? Did they symbolize prestige and power? Could the artifacts be linked to a much earlier - but unknown and undocumented period of time in the history of life on Earth? One thing is for sure - those who manufactured these artifacts must obviously have possessed rather advanced technology.Copyright © MessageToEagle.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of MessageToEagle.com. See also:
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