Bored Stone

A steatite, or soapstone, carinated circular disc, with a hole bored through the middle. Stones such as this are proliferate in Sierra Leone, and thought to be digging weights. This is one of a number found during diamond mining, near Kono.

Further Information

  • Type: Tools, implements
  • Object: Bored Stone
  • Materials: Stone
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1965
  • Associated Places: Gbendaka swamp, Naiama, Nimi Yema, Sefadu, Kono District
  • Associated People: Abu Kodeh
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1965.84.01

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