sponge finger

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A type of stone object found in later Neolithic and early Bronze Age graves in northern and western Europe, often associated with Beaker pottery. Sponge fingers, shaped rather like the modern‐day biscuits of the same name, are elongated stones with a D‐shaped cross section and rounded ends that typically show signs of wear. They were perhaps used in pottery production or leatherworking as burnishers or spatulae.

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