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    • Created after: Sunday 1st January 2012
    • Created before: Tuesday 15th May 2012
    • County: Cornwall
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Record ID: CORN-99DAA7
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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Fine-grained greenstone cobble, circular in plan, and hexagonal in profile and section. The upper and lower or base surfaces have both been ground flat and both ends are bevelled end, suggesting use as a pestle. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is quite possible that the wear on these objects has been caused by grinding pieces …
Created on: Monday 13th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-9951E7
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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Fine-grained greenstone cobble, circular in plan, and ovate in profile and section. The upper and lower or base surfaces have both been ground and the facet at one end of the stone has been ground flat, while the other rounded end has been pecked, suggesting extensive use as a hammerstone and possibly a pestle. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard end…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 18th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-992780
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint ball, circular in plan, profile and section. There is some pecking on the lower surface of the ball and larger flakes have been removed from one side, suggesting hammerstone or pestle use. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. The flint pebble surface is worn and pitted, with some iron staining, and was probably selected from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is quite possible that the wear on these objects has been caused by grinding pieces in the axe manufacture pr…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 18th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-9918D7
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Greenstone ball, circular in plan, profile and section. There is pecking all over the surface of the ball and a smooth section that has been ground, with some flakes having been removed from one side and the upper surface, suggesting hammerstone or pestle use. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is quite possible that the wear on …
Created on: Monday 13th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 18th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-9637E1
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Hornfels-greenstone ball, derived from the local Gwavas Quarry near Newlyn. The ball is circular in plan, profile and section. There is some pecking on the lower surface of the ball and larger flakes have been removed from two sides, suggesting pestle use. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is quite possible that the wear on thes…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2012
Last updated: Saturday 18th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-851C25
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Igneous rock cobble, probably greenstone but awaiting geological comment by Roger Taylor. The cobble is circular in plan and almost circular, but bun-shaped with a flat base, in profile and section. There is some pecking on the upper surface and the sides of the stone, where some larger flakes have been removed, and the base is ground flat, suggesting hammerstone and pestle use. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a …
Created on: Sunday 12th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 13th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-808B47
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Veined igneous rock cobble, probably greenstone but awaiting geological comment by Roger Taylor. The cobble is triangular in plan and plano-convex in profile and section, with a vein running obliquely through the stone, which looks like a fracture. There is some pecking on the upper surface and grinding on the flattened sides and base, suggesting hammerstone and pestle use. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach…
Created on: Sunday 12th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-7EA1D3
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
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Igneous rock cobble, probably greenstone but awaiting geological comment by Roger Taylor. The cobble is circular in plan and ovate in profile and section, with flakes having been removed over one side of the upper surface and a flattened base, suggesting hammerstone and pestle use. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is quite poss…
Created on: Sunday 12th February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 12th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4EDA88
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small fine igneous rock ball, probably greenstone but awaiting geological comment by Roger Taylor. The ball is circular in plan and ovate in profile and section, with pecking all over the upper surface and a flattened base, perhaps through grinding or hammering. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is quite possible that the wear o…
Created on: Friday 10th February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 12th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-4592B3
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cobble of quartz tourmaline, a late stage alteration of granite, sub-rectangular in plan and trapezoidal in profile. Part of the concave curved surface on the upper face which looks like a polishing surface, has been naturally formed, but the breaks retain evidence of its use as a hammerstone. Roger Taylor comments that this material would work well grinding greenstone, so perhaps it was also used as a polishing stone. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all f…
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 18th April 2013
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Record ID: CORN-44BEA1
Object type: HAMMERSTONE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small volcanic greenstone cobble, sub-square in plan and section and rhomboidal in profile, with rounded facets and flat parallel surfaces, probably used as a hammerstone and sourced in the Mounts Bay area of Cornwall. The hammerstone is of a convenient size to be held in the hand. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection from a beach during the Neolithic. The beach selection would ensure hard enduring pieces. It is quite poss…
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-412405
Object type: PESTLE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Greenstone cobble, circular in plan and section, and egg-shaped in profile, with one pointed end roughly pecked, possibly from hammerstone use, and the other end smoothed and polished from a little pestle use. Note that the rough pecked end forms a visual contrast to the fine grain which occurs at the other end of the piece. The pestle is of a convenient size to be held in the hand. Such pieces do turn up on domestic sites but not in any quantity compared to mullers and rubbers. On these objects the waterworn cobble surfaces are all fresh and unweathered, appropriate for selection fro…
Created on: Thursday 9th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-0107A5
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Greenstone or metadolerite axe roughout, which has been petrologically analysed by Dr. Roger Taylor as part of the Clodgy Moor Project. The roughout is a bladed cobble that is ovate in plan and section, and lozenge-shaped in profile. There are more invasive flake scars at the butt end of the roughout, and on the left margin of the ventral face, and there is a concentric crack that carries on around the dorsal face of the roughout, curving inside the blade end. This suggests that the roughout has been trimmed by splitting as well as chipping, and then smoothing. Similar examples are tu…
Created on: Monday 6th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-00EE57
Object type: AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Metamafic greenstone axe roughout which has been petrologically analysed by Dr. Roger Taylor as part of the Clodgy Moor Project. Sub-ovate in section and plan with angled sides that taper towards the butt end, and lozenge-shaped in profile. The roughout has been shaped and ground from a weathered cobble to create a blade end and sides to the axe. The roughout is off-centre and its section not quite elliptical, or symmetrical either side of the mid-line. This shows that it was made from a cobble where one side maintains the original smooth surface that is due to the underlying crystall…
Created on: Monday 6th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-FE8724
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete metamafic greenstone axe which has been petrologically analysed by Dr. Roger Taylor as part of the Clodgy Moor Project. Sub-ovate in plan with parallel sides, which would taper slightly towards the butt if it remained, and lozenge-shaped in profile and in section. Less than half of the axe remains, mainly the blade edge, which has a shaped finish and has broken from a weathered cobble, possibly during manufacture, after some grinding on either side of the blade. The axe may have originally been at least twice as long, judging from similar ethnographic parallels, in order to…
Created on: Monday 6th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-C1CD03
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint flake from a polished axehead (Alison Roberts, Ashmolean Museum, pers comm), pentagonal in plan with parallel oblique margins, and lozenge-shaped in profile and in section, with a central medial ridge. The proximal end retains the bulb of percussion on the ventral face and the distal end has been truncated by a hinge fracture on the ventral face, which restricts the re-use of this edge. There is a thin section of the polished edge remaining on the upper left margin of the dorsal face. The left margin of the ventral face has some retouch towards the hinge fracture, but this is ha…
Created on: Friday 3rd February 2012
Last updated: Monday 6th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-BEDFE2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint knife, sub-rectangular in plan, plano-convex in profile and triangular in section, with a central medial ridge. The original blade has been rolled in the sea so that it is water-worn, and then retouched after this event, as the scars on the margins of the blade cut through the earlier worn surface. The butt end has gone but the piece is well made (Alison Roberts pers comm). The knife is retouched on all margins of the dorsal face, but mainly on the lower halves of the left and right margins of the ventral face, towards the proximal end, probably for hafting. The bulb of percussi…
Created on: Friday 3rd February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 10th October 2013
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Record ID: CORN-9C7C23
Object type: POT
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pottery rim sherd with a rounded top that is everted externally, with a slight groove below this where the pot is angled to form the wall of the vessel, but essentially what Manby (1999) refers to as a simple rim on page 61, in Table 6.2. The sherd is made of gabbroic clay that weathers over the gabbro outcrop on the Lizard in Cornwall. The fabric has inclusions of pale felspars, dark augite and mica and is mid-brown on the exterior and on the interior of the rim, with an orangey-brown core. This gabbroic fabric and type of rim are seen on Grooved Ware vessels, dating from c.2900-2400…
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-9B4FC1
Object type: POT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pottery body sherd made of admixture clay. The fabric has finer inclusions of pale felspars and mica, and additional larger inclusions such as quartz not natural to the clay to make it an admixture. The colour is mid-brown on the exterior and dark brown on the interior of the sherd, and throughout the core. This type of admixture fabric is seen in Bronze Age vessels, dating from c.2100-1150 BC (Henrietta Quinnell, forthcoming).
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-9B1C53
Object type: POT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pottery body sherd made of coarse admixture clay. The fabric has finer inclusions of pale felspars and mica, and additional larger inclusions such as quartz not natural to the clay to make it an admixture. The colour is mid-brown on the exterior and on the interior of the sherd, and throughout the core. This type of admixture fabric is seen in Bronze Age vessels, dating from c.2100-1150 BC (Henrietta Quinnell, forthcoming).
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2012
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