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Foundation stone

This foundation stone records work on a sluice and other groundworks at Exeter’s quay....

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...

Club head

Discoidal head of a stone-headed club. These war clubs were used throughout southern Papua New Guinea until the early 20th Century. They are part of a complex trade network between...

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...

Spindle whorl

Spindle whorls were used for spinning wool into thread. This one is made from a piece of stone....

Gaming counter

This piece of stone has been shaped into a rough circle with a hole through the centre. It is either a gaming counter or a spindle whorl....