Type:  Grinding Stone

Location: Northern Tablelands, New South Wales



MoST ID: 5353

Pedestal Link: https://une.pedestal3d.com/r/1r1F32u9K4

Model Author:  Emma Watt

This grinding stone is from the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.  The artefact was returned to the Anaiwan People by a collector, and it was returned back to country after the 3D model was made.

This grinding stone is made from a very hard sandstone or quartzite.  The periphery was shaped by unifacial percussion flaking followed by flaking and grinding.  Both faces show signs of use as a grinding stone.  Given the flat profile and relatively large size, is was probably used as a bottom stone, rather than a top stone, in processing seeds or other plant foods.