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8. Petrologic composition and origin of querns from Spaha above Brezovica pri Predgradu

Classification of analysed stone finds according to rock type


Stone querns from the archaeological site Spaha above Brezovica pri Predgradu have a relatively unified petrologic composition. The assessed stone quern fragments belong exclusively to the quartz-mica sandstone and conglomerate. We also inspected a few other stone pieces, which were not the component parts of querns but had been most certainly brought to the settlement and used for other purposes. These stone finds are of chert and bauxite.

Considering the material used for querns we assume that the inhabitants of Spaha exploited the deposits of Carboniferous-Permian clastic rocks, which can be found within less than 2 km straight distance from the settlement.

Keywords: prehistory, hilltop settlement, querns, petrologic analysis


2011, (Opera Instituti Archaeologici Sloveniae, 22), 296 pages, 88 b-w and colour photos, drawings and charts, 31 tables, 27 graphs and 42 plates, 20 x 29 cm, hardcover, ISBN 978-961-254-290-0.

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