Archaeologists working at the Ness of Brodgar on the Orkney Islands discovered a small stone ball with six knobs dating to the late Neolithic period. The object is still coated with midden but cleaning could reveal that it was colored or painted. Over 400 examples of these objects dating to Scotland’s prehistory have been found. Their exact use, however, remains a mystery. One theory is that these objects, much like the orb, serve as symbols of power, advertising the status of their owner. Travel to Scotland with Far Horizons!