Some new quernstones from brochs and duns

Euan MacKie (Author)


Keyword(s):
Rotary Querns, Disc Quern, Handle, Quern
Period(s):
1st Century Bc To 3rd Century Ad

Abstract


The primary contexts of rotary querns found on seven broch, semibroch or dun sites are used as a basis for a discussion of the origins of rotary querns in Scotland. Two types were in use from 1st century BC to 3rd century AD: a bun-shaped quern with bipartite hopper and fixed lateral handle, which spread into Scotland initially from N England, and a disc quern with loose upright handle which was introduced direct from S England along with other elements of late Iron Age B cultures. A R

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Published
30-11-1972
How to Cite
MacKie, E. (1972). Some new quernstones from brochs and duns. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 104, 137-146. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8814
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