Archaeological Collection

Hand mills for grinding cereals

Hand mills for grinding cereals
Item name:Hand mills for grinding cereals
Dating:1200–900 BC
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


Quernstone from the Late Bronze Age settlement at Dragomelj (cf. Figs. 212, 216). Such hand mills for grinding cereals are common finds in Bronze Age settlements. They are composed of two stones, a larger stationary one with a flat surface and a cylindrical or round muller.

1. Stationary stone with a flat surface, l. 18,3 cm, Inv. No. P 27184.
2. Round muller, diam. 7.8 cm, Inv. No. P 27171.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 213, pp. 170, 248.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition