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R G S Anderson

Ground stone tool, Luce Sands

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

A splayed rectangular cobble with rounded edges and flat faces.  Batter marks at both ends and an area of pounding at one end.  One end has been ground and striations can be seen running along the tool's axis.

 

This is a multi-functional tool which was used for hammering and grinding.  It is probably Neolithic but earlier and later dates are possible.

Place of Discovery:
Luce Sands, Genoch, Dunragit
Materials/Media:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
Length: 190mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1945.73
Digital Number:
SMAH 066
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council