NLM-D6615D: Undated Whetstone

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Unique ID: NLM-D6615D

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Stone possible whetstone. A small dense compact dark grey pebble of triangular section with rounded ends and sharply defined arises between its flat faces, probably initially formed by wind erosion in a dusty or icy environment. One side, however, is lightly hollowed, probably by wear arising from use as a sharpening stone, and handling may have contributed to the smooth finish of other surfaces. The use of improvised whetstones, often recovered from Glacial Drift, was characteristic of a long period from Prehistory, through the Roman period, and up to the Viking Age introduction of schist hones from Norway. Suggested date: Unknown, Iron Age to Early Medieval, 800BC-AD850.

Length: 49.6mm, Width: 30.5mm, Thickness: 25.6mm, Weight: 62.36gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa 800 BC
Date to: Circa AD 850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.6 mm
Width: 30.5 mm
Thickness: 25.6 mm
Weight: 62.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM38708

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Manufacture method: Ground/polished
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Low Burnham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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