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The Iron Age

Craft and Industry

Whetstone, Carronbridge

Period:
Iron Age
Description:

Found on the east side of the Nith in the Iron Age enclosure at Carronbridge, this whetstone is a typical example of the type. Whetstones, made of stone, were used for the sharpening of knives. This example has a long rectangular shaped block of fine grained stone, probably sandstone. All the edges have been rounded off. It is discoloured with probable red iron stains.

Place of Discovery:
Carronbridge
Materials/Media:
stone & sandstone
Dimensions:
length: 111 mm width: 35 mm depth: 25 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1995.1.31
Digital Number:
RPD0316
RCAHMS site record:
Carronbridge Enclosure


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