Grinding stone

Description
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, and would have been carried out each day. This stone was discovered at Hembury in Devon.
Accession Loan No.
139/1935/1566
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
grinding stone
Simple Name
quern
Full Name
grinding stone, rubbing stone
Dimensions
whole length 150 mm; whole W 120 mm; whole depth 55 mm
Period Classification
Neolithic (4000-2200 BC)
Family Group

Material
stone
Collector / Excavator
Liddell, Dorothy M
Collection Site Name
Hembury (1934 and 1935)
Collection Town
Payhembury
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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