iron age preparation slab

Contributed by Seymour froggs

iron age preparation slab

Found near a known iron age fort, Derbyshire Peak District. Very crude and heavy. Purpose not clear. Has an oval stone which sits on the shallow basin. Could be as simple as a cheese press. But adaptable to any job where pressing or crushing, and draining, is needed.
The ruler is 30 cm long.
By around 1000 AD, carving in this region was much more expert than this. Also, work surfaces were usually wooden.

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