Compare the disc from Stensö to these “fairy stone” calcium carbonate concretions from the Harricana River in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue admin region, Quebec, Canada. The Stensö piece has been sanded smooth and flat on one side. Locally these things are known as marlekor or mallrikor.

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Thanks to project advisor Lotta Feldt of the Östergötland County Museum for setting me on the right track.

Comments

  1. #1 Kevin
    July 1, 2014

    Cool, there are similar rocks that wash out of a bluff near my folks’ house, though much darker gray. They fracture in neat, thin layers sharp-edged layers much like the rocks used at Skara Brae, but a short while in the waves weathers them into the most beautiful shapes. I don’t remember seeing concentric rings like your find, but they often have holes bored right through them, looking for all the world like an artifact.

  2. #2 Fia
    Nkpg
    July 14, 2014

    Mallrikar, I’ve seen them in Svensksundsviken not far from the site :-)
    A question if you may help me, where can I find more about Herr Holmger and Sigrid? I’d like to read all there is, you see. Thank’s in advance

  3. #3 Martin R
    July 15, 2014

    Fia, check out Äldre svenska frälsesläkter. Also Diplomatarium Suecanum 6108 and 6109. Sadly it doesn’t seem to be available on-line.

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