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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: MULLER

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Record ID: CORN-091656
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete fine-grained granite (Roger Taylor pers comm) rubbing stone or 'muller' dating from the Middle Bronze Age. The fragment is trapezoidal in plan, plano-convex in both profile and section and represents approximately half of the original muller. It is broken at about sixty degrees to its linear axis; its remaining length is 110 mm, its width is 153 mm, thickness 60.5 mm and weight 1497.1 g. The break is recent and probably damage from agricultural equipment. The muller was made from a split beach cobble of fine-grained pinkish granite containing crystals of tourmaline, mica, fe…
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: CORN-2E639A
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fine-grained granite elvan muller or rubbing stone. The muller is oval in plan, with two rounded ends, and plano-convex in profile, with a convex upper face and a flat base. The flat, smooth base was used for rubbing, and the upper face convex so that it could be held and pushed across a base for grinding. The muller would have been used with a larger saddle quern to grind grain between the stones to make flour. The granite is fine grained and contains muscovite or mica, tourmaline and felspars. The soft felspars would work into hollows and the hard tourmaline would stand proud of the…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th July 2017
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Record ID: CORN-25A252
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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A single-sided muller or rubbing stone of fine-grained granite elvan. The muller is circular in plan, plano-convex in section and in profile. The base of the muller is flat and smooth through use as a rubbing implement and the upper face is convex so it could have been held and pushed across another stone. The muller would have been used with a larger saddle quern to grind grain between the stones to make flour. The granite is fine grained and contains inclusions of dark tourmaline and pale feldspar phenocrysts. The soft feldspar would work into hollows and the hard tourmaline would s…
Created on: Thursday 15th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-258C8B
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete medium-grained megacrystic granite double-sided muller or rubbing stone. The muller is semi-circular in plan, with one rounded complete end and one broken straight edge, and rectangular in section. Both faces of the muller are flat and smooth as they were used for rubbing, but one side may have originally been convex so that it could be held and pushed across a base for grinding. The muller would have been used with a larger saddle quern to grind grain between the stones to make flour. The granite is medium-grained, megacrystic granite with pale feldspar inclusions varying …
Created on: Thursday 15th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-2A69F6
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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A muller or rubbing stone with a cup-mark on one side, ovate in plan, sub-rectangular in profile and section. The dorsal face is flat with rounded edges and the two adjacent sides have been shaped by two central, pecked indentations to form a slight waist which enables the implement to be held comfortably in the hand. The original cobble has been split to produce a flat ventral face, resulting in an implement with a wide flat surface which would have been suitable for rubbing or grinding. A pecked indentation, or cup mark, 30 mm in diameter and 4 mm in depth has been formed at the cen…
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Record ID: CORN-186CD3
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fine-grained muscovite granite double-sided muller or rubbing stone. The muller is oval in plan, with one rounded complete end and one broken end, and flat in section. Both faces of the muller are flat and smooth as they were used for rubbing, but one side may have originally been convex so that it could be held and pushed across a base for grinding. The muller would have been used with a larger saddle quern to grind grain between the stones to make flour. The granite is fine grained and contains muscovite or mica, tourmaline and felspars (see report below). The soft felspars would wo…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: CORN-186044
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Coarse biotite granite double-sided muller or rubbing stone. The muller is oval in plan, with two rounded ends, and flat in section. Both faces of the muller are flat and smooth as they were used for rubbing, but one side may have originally been convex so that it could be held and pushed across a base for grinding. The muller would have been used with a larger saddle quern to grind grain between the stones to make flour. The granite is coarse-grained inclusion and contains biotite or black mica, felspars and quartz (see report below). The soft felspars would work into hollows and the…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: CORN-9CD196
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fine-grained granite elvan or rhyolite muller or rubbing stone. The muller is sub-oval in plan and trapezoidal in profile and section. Both faces of the muller, which are not parallel, are flat and smooth as they were used for rubbing. One side may have originally been convex so that it could be held and pushed across a base for grinding. The muller would have been used with a larger saddle quern to grind grain between the stones to make flour. Rhyolite is a silica-rich igenous rock and usually contains feldspar and quartz crystals and is therefore similar to elvan in its composition …
Created on: Saturday 30th May 2015
Last updated: Sunday 31st May 2015
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Record ID: CORN-EB2904
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of a stone muller or rubber, sub-triangular in plan, and sub-rectangular in profile and section. The stone is derived from a schorl rock which is metasomatically altered granite composed of quartz and black tourmaline schorl. The source is likely from the margin of the Land's End Granite (Dr Roger Taylor pers comm). The upper surface and the base of the stone are both flat and polished through use, suggesting that it was likely used as a rubbing stone or muller, perhaps within a quern to grind grain. The outer edge of the stone is curved and the two other sides are broken, ex…
Created on: Saturday 28th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Record ID: CORN-EAEF49
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete stone muller or rubber, sub-rectangular in plan, profile and section, made from a tabular fragment of medium to coarse-grained (grain size up to 6 mm) biotite / muscovite / tourmaline granite, probably from an inland or cliff source (Dr Roger Taylor pers comm). The upper surface is slightly convex and perhaps lightly trimmed, and the base of the stone is flat and polished through use, suggesting that it was likely used as a rubbing stone or muller, perhaps within a quern to grind grain. One end of the stone tapers to a curved edge and the opposite end is broken, exposing th…
Created on: Saturday 28th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Record ID: CORN-E9FC08
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Stone muller or rubber, oval in plan and oblong in profile and section, made from a fine-grained granite beach cobble. The general grain size is about 0.5 to 1 mm with phenocrysts of quartz, feldspar and clusters of biotite up to 3 mm in length (Dr Roger Taylor pers comm). Both faces of the stone are flat and polished through use, suggesting that it was likely used as a rubbing stone or muller, perhaps within a quern to grind grain. The granite contains pale felspar, which is soft, and the dark inclusions are biotite, which is hard, creating an undulating surface which is better for g
Created on: Saturday 28th June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Record ID: CORN-AF2F47
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Stone muller or rubber, oval in plan and oblong in profile and section, made from a fine-grained granite elvan beach cobble which is sparsely porphyritic (Roger Taylor pers comm). The edge of the cobble is slightly patterned and pecked and both faces are flat and polished through use, suggesting that it was likely used as a rubbing stone or muller, perhaps within a quern to grind grain. There is damage at one end of the muller, which has exposed the different sizes of the crystals within. Examples of similar pebble implements have been found on Bronze Age sites in Cornwall, such as …
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 5th February 2013
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Record ID: CORN-2D9AE8
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of greenstone cobble, triangular in plan, C-shaped in profile and semi-circular in section. The upper surface is rising at an 80-70 degree angle to the top of the stone, which would have been quite rounded, and the base has been ground flat, with two separate smooth-worn facets on the upper and lower faces, probably from use as a rubbing stone. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfort…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 20th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-2997D7
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large granite cobble, used as a complete well-worn muller, oval in plan and plano-convex in profile and in section. The upper surface is convex with some wear and pitting and the base has been ground flat during its use as a muller, and then damaged more recently by the plough, judging by the gashes to the base and side of the stone. The sides also have several facets or shallow concavities due to damage. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would …
Created on: Monday 20th February 2012
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2013
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Record ID: CORN-239B83
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of the edge of a greenstone muller, triangular in plan, C-shaped in profile and sub-rectangular in section. The upper surface is worn but rising at a slight angle to suggest a convex top of the muller, the side edge is quite rounded, and the base has been ground flat through use. The profile of the fragment and the smooth base suggests it may have been part of a muller. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bron…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 20th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-149F36
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Broken large granite cobble, used as a muller, square in plan, oblong in profile and lentoid in section. The upper surface is worn smooth and slightly convex and the base surface has been ground flat, with one rounded edge and one broken edge, which is worn, suggesting that it happened in the past. The ground base suggests it was used as a muller. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately…
Created on: Sunday 19th February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 19th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-124C76
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Small chunk of a large greenstone cobble, probably part of a muller, triangular in plan, L-shaped in profile and sub-rectangular in section. The upper surface is rising at almost a 90 degree angle to the top of the muller, which would have been quite rounded, and the base has been ground flat with several fractures due to damage. The profile of the fragment and the smooth base suggests it may have been part of a muller. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All …
Created on: Sunday 19th February 2012
Last updated: Sunday 19th February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-11D9C8
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Large granite cobble, being prepared for use as a muller, oval in plan and oblong in profile and in section. The upper surface has been worn flat with a damaged rectangular hollow in it and the base has been ground so that the upper edges of the rock inclusions have been ground off, in its preparation for use as a muller. The edges and sides also have several facets or shallow concavities due to damage. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be…
Created on: Sunday 19th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-0E3171
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Flat quartzite cobble rubbing stone, oval in plan, and oblong in profile and in section. Both surfaces are waterworn with patches of iron staining and red spots integral to the stone. There are linear scratches on the base of the stone which suggest that it may have been used for rubbing. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately we know insufficient about the range of stone artefacts use…
Created on: Sunday 19th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Record ID: CORN-C35011
Object type: MULLER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a granite cobble muller, semi-circular in plan and section, and oblong in profile. The lower face or base has been ground to a smooth flat surface, suggesting possible use as a muller, and the broken ends and inner surface have since been worn to rounded edges. This is one of a group of cobbles found in the same area, made of various materials, that were used as domestic artefacts such as mullers, rubbers and whetstones. All of these would be at home on a Middle Bronze Age settlement. Unfortunately we know insufficient about the range of stone artefacts used in Neolithic C…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2012
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