The elbow stones are more gracile than the stone collars, it is possible that they represent an evolution of the originally form, they constitute an abbreviated form. Elbow stones were displayed during the ball games. The Taino played a ball game that existed in various forms throughout Mesoamerica and South America. Played by two teams in a plaza often with rectangular court flanked by pillars incised with petroglyphs. This game was both ceremonial and recreational.