Whetstone

Roughly half of a whetstone found by archaeologists in the remains of a farmhouse that was dated to between 1250-1350. One area of the farmhouse had been used to store crops and this area had caught fire preserving the crops as carbonised grains and seeds. The whetstone was found in this area. It was used to sharpen metal tools, presumably scythes and sickles.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
4/2018/10/2/2
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Cotswold Archaeology
Material
stone | | | |
Common Name
whetstone
Simple Name
whetstone
Period Classification
Medieval (1200-1500)
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