SWYOR-9D6101: Whetstone of unknown date

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Unique ID: SWYOR-9D6101

Object type certainty: Probably
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A sub-spherical stone with worn, smooth areas, suggesting use as a whetstone or hone stone of uncertain date. The object is a sub-spherical pebble of arenaceous well-consolidated sandstone with little non-siliceous material (pers.comm. Robert Masheder, West Yorkshire Ecology). Most of the surface is rough and pitted, but one circular area has been worn almost smooth and flattened, and the opposite face has a convex strip of very well-worn, smoothed or polished surface. The stone was probably used as a gridstone, polisher, smoother, hone, or whetstone, but cannot be safely dated without the benefit of stratigraphy. It is 76.9mm diameter, 69.6mm thick and 603g. It is a light grey colour with reflective crystals.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MESOLITHIC
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa 10000 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 69.6 mm
Weight: 603 g
Diameter: 76.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th November 2015 - Tuesday 10th November 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2837

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Sykehouse (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6517
Four figure Latitude: 53.64547952
Four figure longitude: -1.01820897
1:25K map: SE6517
1:10K map: SE61NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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