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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Smoothing stones

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Pieces of natural iron ore. The smooth worn surfaces indicate that they have been used as smoothing stones. As they were found at the monastic site at Whithorn they may have been used for smoothing parchment for use in manuscripts.

Materials/Media:
Stone
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH075


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