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Record ID: DEV-94CED5
Object type: GRINDSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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A quartzite beach cobble utilised as a grindstone, of probable Prehistoric date. The cobble is most likely from the Salcombe pebble beds, deriving ultimately from the permian river systems of Normandy. The cobble has an oval plan and cross section, but is truncated, forming a well-worn oval facet at one end, exhibiting some battering damage as well as one edge being slightly bevelled through use. It is otherwise unmodified with the exeption of further, far less pronounced, wear-related facets to either side of the cobble, as well as shallow depressions at the centre of each face. All …
Created on: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-FC060E
Object type: GRINDSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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A grinding stone or pestle of uncertain date, sub-circular in plan, a narrow oval in profile and section. Made from a greywacke sandstone beach cobble from the Crackington Formation dating from of the Upper Carboniferous age (332 to 290 million years BP). There is a shallow, linear scar in the centre of the dorsal face, at an angle of 45 degrees from the medial line and 30mm in length may be contemporary with its use or later plough damage. A shorter, deeper scar near the distal end may also be the result of plough damage. The distal end of the cobble has been broken off to form a …
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th January 2017
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