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R G S Anderson

Axe sharpening stone, Balker

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

A broken sandstone slab with a ground, concave surface.  Stones like this are hard to date but it is too small to be a quern for grinding cereals.  It may have been used for polishing and sharpening stone axes.

Place of Discovery:
Balker, Inch
Materials/Media:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
Length: 120mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1945.31
Digital Number:
SMAH 065
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council