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Spherical stone objects up to 10 cm in diameter made by pecking and grinding blocks of stone or pebbles to achieve the desired shape and size. Some are faceted, and many carry decorative motifs similar to those found amongst British rock art. They are believed to be of later Neolithic date, and the majority are found in eastern Scotland. Also known as carved stone balls.

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