ball, carved stone 19c- n
Small, spherical stone object of unknown use found mainly in NE Scotland, prob made c2500BC.
attached to sticks and used as weapons
J Smith 1876
mounted as mace-heads
Joseph Anderson 1883
moveable poises on primitive weighing machines
L Mann 1914
the same abnormal distribution as the so-called Pictish symbols
V Gordon Childe 1931
thrown competitively from one place to another
E Evans 1957
E MacKie 1976
used at clan conferences, the chief handling it as he considered a judgement
D N Marshall 1977
bannock 17c-, bannok la16c-e17c n
1 A round flat cake, usu of oat-, barley- or pease-meal, baked on a girdle la16c-.
2 A quantity of meal sufficient to make a bannock, due to the servant of a mill from each of those using it la16c-18c.
3 A flat cake (of tallow or wax) la16c-e19c.
~ stane n
A stone placed in the fire, on which bannocks were baked la18c-e20c
[nME bannok, OE bannuc; cfGael bonnach, bannach].
A large drinking bowl or cup specif a type of prehistoric pottery.
Usually discovered by chance, either during deep ploughing or gravel quarrying careful excavation reveals a fragmentary skeleton, laid on its side with its legs drawn up to the chin, and, lying beside the body, a highly decorated, hand made pot this pot, or beaker, has been commonly used to name the Late Neolithic inhabitants of the Grampian Region (c2700-1700BC).
Ian A.G. Shepherd 1986 Powerful Pots