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Record ID: CORN-B64A85
Object type: QUERN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of greenstone quern, perhaps dolerite or epidiorite, triangular in plan and semi-circular in profile and in section. Probably a fragment of the lower stone of a rotary quern which acted as a base below the upper stone of similar circumference, linked by a central hole. The two stones were held together by a wooden spindle through the two holes. The upper stone was rotated over the base and grain placed between the stones so that it was ground. The greenstone is typical of that found in the west of Cornwall from known outcrops and contains pale felspars and dark pyroxene in…
Created on: Thursday 14th May 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-0929B5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete stone axe head, trapezoidal in plan, lozenge-shaped in profile, and sub-circular in section. The axe is made of a meta-igneous, siliceous or silica-rich rock. The axe has been broken at its butt end and there is some damage in the form of several nicks in the bevelled edge of the blade, at the opposite end. Similar examples can be found in the Royal Institution of Cornwall's collection from Accra, Ghana, West Africa which were brought back by collectors to Cornwall in the 19th century. The axe would have most likely been brought over after 1850, and before 1950, as it…
Created on: Sunday 18th May 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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