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Insitu anvil/grinding stones, Ngre Kataa, 2008


Description:
A cluster of four large insitu anvil/grinding stones in an area (mound 6) that archaeologists interpret as a metallurgical workshop. The stone at the bottom of the photo (GS 08-06) was oriented with its grinding surface down (not, therefore, visible in the photo). The middle right stone (GS 08-07) also rested with its most-used grinding surface down. The largest stone (middle, left, GS 08-05) had no clear working surface. The stone at the back (GS 08-08) was associated with a fist-sized round quartz hammerstone, seen insitu slightly above. Later exavations (2009) revealed a perforated pot (NK 09-750), lidded with the base of another pot (NK 09-750), adjacent to but approximately 40 cm below this cluster in the next excavation unit. Photo scale in 5 cm increments. Arrow pointing north, view looking east. Site Ngre Kataa. 3 July 2008.
Rights:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial
Publisher:
University of Victoria Libraries
Relation:
https://exhibits.library.uvic.ca/spotlight/iaff/catalog/17-17596
Provenance:
Ngre Kataa, Mound 6, Unit 46N 4W, Level 3
Date:
2008-07-03
Location(s) Facet:
Ngre Kataa
Subjects:
Grinding stone; Anvil stone
Subjects Facet:
Excavations (Archaeology); Archaeology; Metalworking
Creator:
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Date searchable:
2008
Date searchable:
2008-07-03
Archaeological Phase:
Ngre phase (late)
Genre Facet:
Digital image
Format:
Image
Source:
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Location(s):
Ngre Kataa;8.11277778, -2.30611111
Geographic Coordinates:
8.11277778, -2.30611111