Essay topics: TPO 33
The reading and the lecture are both about carved stone balls. In the reading states that Archaeologist's belief about carved stone balls's purposed and meanings , and represents several theories about that. On the other hand, Professor opposed these theories by saying that theories are not convincing.
First, the author claims that one theory about how carved stone balls used is as weapons in hunting or fighting. The lecture opposed this theory by points that arrows are used in Neolitic period. Also, there isn't any crack pieces and surfaces of stone balls are well preserved.
Second, in the reading states that carved stone balls were part of primitice system of weights and measure. Because they are nearly uniform , they represent standard measuring tolls. The professor refutes this theory by saying that, carved stone balls were massive uniform weight. Althought. they are in the same size, their weights might be different from each other. they have diffierent density.
Third, the author claims that carved stone balls might have been use to represent social statu. On the other hand the lecture counters this theory by points that some stone has extremely simple look to marked as status. Also, considering that people, who have important status, were burried with their positions at that time in Britain, No one have never found any carved stone balls.
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