Peter Kresten

Abstract

A roughly rectangular block of local mudstone with polished ends has been identifi ed as a tool used in gold working, though the exact process(es) carried out cannot be known with any certainty. No direct parallels for it are known.

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How to Cite
A ‘gold pestle’ from Helgö, Sweden. (2021). Historical Metallurgy, 39(1), 12-13. https://hmsjournal.org/index.php/home/article/view/240
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