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    • Norwegian millstone quarries in the face of European competition and cooperation 18th - 19 centuries 

      Belmont, Alain (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      Although geographically outside the heart of Europe, Norwegian millstone production was far from isolated from the rest of the continent. This article is based on research undertaken in French historical archives, a ...
    • Bringing millstones to America: 19th century use of Norwgian mica-schist millstones in the United States 

      Hannibal, Joseph T. (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      Norwegian mica-schist millstones are preserved at two sites in the upper Midwest of the United States, the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Iowa, and Beckman Mill in Wisconsin. Based on their mineral composition, ...
    • American millstones similar to the French burr: 19th century attempts to find substitutes 

      Hockensmith, Charles D. (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      During the early to mid 19th century, attempts were made in the United States to locate local sources of stone that were comparable in texture or appearance to that of the well known French burr millstone. These searches ...
    • Widespread North American ocuurence of millstones made of imported French chert (French buhr) containing charophytes 

      Hannibal, Joseph T. (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      Fossil charophytes belonging to the genus Gyrogona can be used to distinguish chert millstones made of French buhr (pierre meulière) from millstones made of domestic North American cherts. The occurrence of the charophytes ...
    • Inscribed Pompeian millstones from Tarragona, Spain 

      Gorostidi, Diana; López Vilar, Jordi; Royo Plumed, Hernando (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      This paper presents a small assemblage of inscribed Pompeian millstones from Roman Tarraco and its surroundings (Tarragona, Spain). Pompeian millstones are not common in the Spanish Peninsula. Furthermore, most are ...
    • Early rotary querns in South-Western Norway 

      Hauken, Åsa Dahlin; Anderson, Timothy J. (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      This paper presents the corpus of prehistoric rotary querns stored in the Museum of Archaeology of Stavanger, the largest collection of this type of mill in Norway. Most are linked to excavations carried out of early ...
    • The volcanic rock grinding stones from Selinunte, Sicily (Italy): Archaeological evidence and geochemical provenance analyses 

      Schwall, Christoph; Gluhak, Tatjana M. (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      This study is based on the assemblage of grinding stones from the Greek colony of Selinunte in Sicily. Most were brought to light in well stratified contexts dating to the 6th century BC making them ideal subjects for ...
    • Quern and millstones from the Iberian Iron Age settlement of Cerro de la Cruz, Almedinilla, Córdoba, Spain 

      Kavanagh, Eduardo; Lanz Domínguez, Mercedes; Quesada Sanz, Fernando (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      This paper presents an assemblage of Iron Age grinding stones from the Iron Age settlement of Cerro de la Cruz, Almedinilla, Córdoba (Spain). This Iberian Culture site dating from the 2nd century BC suffered a sudden ...
    • Rotary querns and millstones in South-West England 

      Watts, Susan; Watts, Martin (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      The south-west of England comprises some of the most varied geology in the British Isles. This has not only given rise to a diverse landscape but has also provided the region with various sources of stone suitable for ...
    • Early grinding systems in North -Western Europe: A critical review of 15 years of techno-functional research 

      Hamon, Caroline (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      The alluvial valleys and loess plateaux of North-Western Europe were first colonised at the end of the 6th millennium BC by agricultural populations from Central Europe. They introduced a number of farming, architectural, ...
    • A first study of the millstones of the Greek Colony of Megara Hybkaea (Sicily) 

      Chaigneau, Chloé (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      Megara Hyblaea, one of the first Greek settlements in Sicily, has a large and diverse assemblage of millstones: saddle querns, Olynthus mills, Morgantina mills, Delian mills, rotary querns and possibly a Pompeian mill. ...
    • A comparison of two Turkish grinding stone assembleages: Kilise Tepe, Mut and Kinet Höyüt, Dörtyol 

      Helsop, David (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      Kilese Tepe and Kinet Höyük are important multi-period sites in south-east Turkey that produced important assemblages of querns. These were analysed to provide insights into the source of the lithology, evidence for ...
    • A brief overview of archaeological research on ancient mills and miling in Spain 

      Alonso, Natàlia; Anderson, Timothy J. (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      This article presents a brief review of the history of research on archaeological mills and milling in the Iberian Peninsula. As elsewhere in Europe, molinological research began discretely in the 18th century. Early ...
    • Rotary quern and millstone roughouts beyond their quarries 

      Jaccottey, Luc; Jodry, Florent; Dumont, Annie; Moyat, Philippe (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      Groups of unfinished quern and millstones (roughouts) have been recovered in Western Europe in the sea, in rivers and along ancient roads. They have also been unearthed during archaeological excavations of cities and ...
    • A 13th-century hydraulic ore mill at the mining site of Brandes (Isère), France 

      Minvielle-Larousse, Nicolas (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      This paper presents the results of the excavation of an ore grinding watermill brought to light in Sector B 121 of the industrial quarter of the mining town of Brandes (Isère, France). The mill, dated by dendrochronology ...
    • Recent research on quern and millstone quarries in Majorca and Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) 

      Sánchez Navarro, Joaquín (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      This paper presents the most recent research on querns and millstone quarries carried out in the Balearic Islands of Minorca and Majorca (Spain) since the article published in the proceedings of the Rome colloquium ...
    • The quern and millstone quarries of Bibracte and Autun: The case of Saint-Andeux (CÙte-díOr, Burgondy, France) 

      Jaccottey, Luc; Farget, Virginie; Fronteau, Gilles; Beuchot, Sylvain; Boyer, François; Cherot, Coralie (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      The millstone research carried out at the oppidum of Bibracte has recently been bolstered by finds deriving from preventive archaeology carried out at the Roman city of Autun. A new phase of this research has focused on ...
    • Roman grinding stones from Northern Britain with two opposed perforations 

      Cruse, John (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      Two different designs are considered. The first, a rotary hand quern with characteristic D-shaped hoppers, is described and its links to the Earlier Roman military supply system are explored. The second is a powered ...
    • Ireland's longest serving millstone quarry? Millstone Mountain in the Mourn Mountains, Co. Down, Nothern Ireland 

      Colfer, Niall (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      This paper comprises a detailed case study focusing on millstone production in the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, with a specifi c focus on the quarry located on the aptly named Millstone Mountain on the ...
    • Crossing the bridge: Notes on development of the rynd 

      Watts, Martin (Universitat de Lleida. Departament d'Història. Secció d'Arqueologia, Prehistòria i Història Antiga, 2019)
      The mill rynd or bridge is probably the most important fitting in a corn mill: it carries the upper millstone on the head of the spindle and enables it to be turned by the machinery of the mill. Although it is therefore ...