Curators Choice – The Unassuming Plough Pebble

Pebbles with patches of wear on one side are common finds from the fields of North Lincolnshire. Though they look like normal pebbles, the worn patches are clues to another story. These unassuming pebbles were part of Medieval ploughs.

Pebbles attached to wooden ploughs helped protect the plough tip from wearing out. The worn areas on the pebbles came from contact with sand and stones in the soil.

In this video, Collections Assistant Archaeology, Catherine Knight takes a closer look at plough pebbles.

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