Rubbing Stone

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Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Rubbing Stone, cylindrical stone with flattened margins due to rubbing or grinding.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rubbing stone
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Measurements
L141 x W35 x H20mm
History and use
Rubbing stones are similar to mullers or top stones. They are used to rub or grind another material and are very versatile. For example, they can be rubbed along spear shafts to help straighten and shape the spear. They can also be ground against ochre to creat a paste for decoration of objects or bodies.
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QE26708

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