quernstone


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quernstone

(ˈkwɜːnˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Agriculture) another name for millstone1
2. (Agriculture) one of the two small circular stones used in a quern
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5 m in area, is thought to have formed prior to construction of the enclosure, while two pottery dumps (one with a quernstone on top) are argued to relate to abandonment.
Finds of sickles and quernstones certainly point to local harvesting and cereal processing on site.
And a dozen or so quernstones - for grinding barley - indicate it may have served as both a drinking den and a bakery.
su sev e - m And a dozen or so quernstones - for grinding barley - indicate it may have served as both a drinking den and a bakery.
This volume offers a full report of the excavation, with specialist reports on stone, pottery, briquetage, quernstones, glass, and other finds and remains, discussion of all levels of the site through the Romano-British activity of the 1st-2nd centuries, and concluding discussion of the overall site, its development, buildings, use, and possible social and ritual activity.
The discovery of several artefacts, such as an Iron Age oven, brooch and quernstones, provide us with the opportunity to study remains that have never been found before in the county.
Another western import, quernstones of Mayen Basalt, is also testified in all sites, albeit only with a few fragments in Kaupang.
The distribution and exchange of Mayen lava quernstones in early medieval Northwestern Europe, in G.
Associated with this was domestic debris including locally made wheel-finished pottery, fragments of quernstones, spindle-whorls and animal bone as well as Mediterranean imports including sherds of Attic pottery (including pedestals), Massaliote amphorae and `ceramique a pate claire'.
The polished axes recovered from this fieldwork and from elsewhere on the island are being examined petrologically to determine the source of such distinctive rocks which are not found on this particular volcanic island, while the quernstones found on other prehistoric sites were clearly made from local stone.
However, there are large numbers of quernstones and rubbers used in some form of (food?
In this instance, his shorter second volume consists of several of the necessary specialist studies of the material, including the survey gazetteer, geomorphological data, results of test excavations and geophysical surveys and a catalogue of finds for the Samnite and Roman sites, as well as chapters on slags, quernstones and faunal evidence.