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Faunal bone assemblage

A single bead found on a site with Bronze Age pottery and moulds for casting bronze swords and rapiers. The bead is made from serpentine, a type of rock found...

Pot, beaker

Archaeologists call this type of Early Bronze Age pottery a beaker. While many beakers were used for food and drink they are also often found with burials. This was the...

Grinding stone

A grinding stone was used with a saddle quern to grind grain into flour. The grinding of grain was a very important activity to the new farmers in the Neolithic,...

Sling stone

Lemon-shaped war stones (maka) like this example were thrown by hand in battle. These stones were found in caves and then polished to shape. Maka were carried in...

Stone, pecking stone

Pecking stones, like this example would have been used for the first stages in shaping ground stone tools. They would have been used to knock small bits of rock of...

Grinding stone

A grinding stone was used with a saddle quern to grind grain into flour. The grinding of grain was a very important activity to the new farmers in the Neolithic,...

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