stone saddle quern; Neolithic; England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon-on-Thames, findspo...
stone saddle quernAbout this object
This large saddle-shaped stone has been worn smooth over many years by rubbing with a flattened stone while grinding grain into flour. It is difficult to tell how long it was used, but possibly at least 2,500 years old. The scratches in the surface are relatively modern, probably caused by a metal plough.Date Made
Found on Andersey Island, Abingdon-on-Thames.Subject and Association Keywords
Once permanent homes and farming were established, one location could not supply all the raw materials needed. Special items were carried long distances and were probably traded many times along the route between neighbours.Medium and Materials
stoneStyle and Iconography
On loan from the Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical SocietyObject Type
AAAHS Loan.2Copyright Licence
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