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Record ID: DEV-6E49A1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
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An incomplete whetstone of uncertain date and of a fine, greywacke sandstone. Rectangular in plan and sub-rectangualr in profile, the fragment terminates in worn breaks at either end. Due to abrasion to either face of the stone, in profile the whetstone tapers from 19.3mm wide at one end to 13.7mm at the other, with the narrowing being pronouncedly concave at one end and becoming more gradual below. This is more prominent on one face than the other. Dimensions: length 50.5mm; width 21.8mm; thickness 19.3mm; weight 29.03g. Whetstones were in use from the Bronze Age onwards, and w…
Created on: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: DEV-6DEA2A
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
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An unmodiefied beach cobble of metabasic igneous cornish "greenstone" utilised as a hammerstone, probably of prehistoric date, c. 8,000 BC - AD 43. The cobble is broady sub-trapezoidal in plan, oval in cross-section and piriform in profile, with the cobble being truncated by extensive, fairly localised battering damage on one end, now worn. Dimensions: length 85.4mm; width 67.5mm; thickness 51.8mm; weight: >300g. A similar hammerstone recorded on this database, CORN-2E4F62, references an unmodified "greenstone" hammerstone excavated within a Middle Bronze Age round house at Scar…
Created on: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 27th October 2017
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