Dimpled Grindstone

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A grinding stone with obvious dimples
Dimpled Grindstone
Photo by Alice Beale

South west grindstones are typically small and have dimples on the flat surfaces. They are interpreted as multi-purpose tools used as an anvil in stone tool knapping, for cracking hard seeds such as Santalum spp. and for grinding the tips of wooden artefacts.

Donated by M. Turkovich, from deceased estate.
 

Archaeology collection