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Whetstone

Iron age, rolled whetstone (or possibly greenstone) found in Castle Field, Carloggus farm from a Chysauster-style settlement.

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Whetstone

Iron age, quartzite whetstone with rolled and polished areas found at Carloggus farm from a Chysauster-style settlement. Metals streaks are present on edges and on face.

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Whetstone

Possible prehistoric whetstone with metamorphosed killas from the Dunes, Sennen Cove.

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Unworked Flint Chip

Mesolithic, 'chirty' flint chip (possibly unworked); cortexed on both sides with edges battered. Found in Footpath Field (100m north of Bussow Reservoir, St. Ives).

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Unworked Flakes

24 Mesolithic unworked flakes of flint from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Unglazed Medieval Pot

Medieval pot with flat base, possibly complete. The ware contains conspicuous grog (broken pot fragments) and grits.

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Stone, Possibly A Whetstone

Stone, possibly a whetstone with a rectangular cross-section and one end damaged.

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Stone Vessel

Half a bun - shaped stone vessel

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Stone Tool

Stone 'limpet remover', found in a rock pool near St. Michael's Mount. One end looks to have been worked.

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Stone Slab With Circular Depression

Stone slab with circular depression in one face, perhaps a door post setting

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Stone Rubber

Mesolithic stone rubber or limpet remover from Footpath Field (100m north of Bussow Reservoir, St. Ives). One end broken.

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Stone Rubber

Mesolithic stone rubber or limpet remover, later re-used with steel, from Footpath Field (100m north of Bussow Reservoir, St. Ives). One end broken; other end smoothed by prolongued use (possibly by steel).

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Stone Rubber

Mesolithic stone rubber or limpet remover from Footpath Field (100m north of Bussow Reservoir, St. Ives). One end broken.

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Stone Rubber

Mesolithic stone rubber or limpet remover from Footpath Field (100m north of Bussow Reservoir, St. Ives). One end broken.

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Stone Pot Cover

Stone pot cover, possibly natural shape

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Stone Pebble

Rolled stone pebble, black, one edge rubbed smooth

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Stone Pebble

Rolled stone pebble, black, axe form but probably natural

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Stone Bowl

Part of stone bowl including flat rim

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Stone Axe Head

Stone axe head ground all over with flattened butt.

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Stone

Large bun-shaped stone, worked all over to shape. Two main surfaces ground smooth, one showing traces of use.

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