For the manufacturing of grinding stones and whetstones, slate was imported from Norway. It was one of the most important import goods because this type of rock is not found in the Hamburg area.


  • Title: Whetstones
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Middle Age
  • Location: Hamburg-Altstadt
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Tool
  • Medium: Slate

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