Neolithic Carved Stone Ball workshop [2]

Posted by Inverness Young Archaeologists Club - 16:20 on 27 April 2018

The Inverness Young Archaeologists Club attended the workshop on carved stone balls. They enjoyed the workshop, and are interested in future ones. A number of those attending left comments about their experience:

“It was a very good experience on how to make carved stone balls. I enjoyed using one stone to carve another. I learned how to use iron ores as paint during the Neolithic period. “

“I thought that this was very interesting and it made me very interested in Neolithic stone balls. Someday I'd love to find out what they were used for. They are very interesting to make, and also very hard, it can take a very long time to carve. Me and my friend Harvie were designing and painting with iron ore and water on stones to make a pattern. I loved today and I hope something like this could happen again.”

“I liked doing the bow drill and I also enjoyed doing the painting on the stones. It was very interesting how you could make paint out of various stones. I liked doing the chiselling and I hope we can do something like this at most of the YAC sessions, because I find it very interesting and fun at the same time.”

“I thought it was very fun. It was fun to see how Neolithic people would have gotten along. I was interested in the pigments, and I liked carving the actual stones.”

Pictures and text by YAC members


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