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Quern-stones are stone tools for hand-grinding a wide variety of materials. They are used in pairs. The lower, stationary, stone is called a quern, while the upper mobile stone is called a handstone. The central hole is called the hopper and a handle slot enables the handstone to be rotated. →Wikipedia

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Depicted by

Arthur Evans
discoverer of Knossos

Depicted in

Drawing of a quern

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