For the district’s local historian, it is "a small sensation in local history"; the regional archaeology officer of the state office for the preservation of historical monuments speaks of a "remarkable find", but also "nothing unusual. It is about a piece of basalt stone about 8 centimeters long, 3 centimeters wide and 1.5 centimeters thick. Now basalt is nothing special in the region. But if the good stucco was worked by hand thousands of years ago, then local historian gunter lipp becomes clairvoyant. Especially if it was found in ebern, where no stone-age finds have been documented so far.
Discovery in the bean patch
At the beginning of may, the former teacher elisabeth sohnlein had discovered the ratsel-like gray stone while gardening on her property in the muhlenviertel. Archaeological finds, a kind of spearhead, a stone awl or a spindle made of red stone had already been discovered there in the past eight years when she was digging up the flowerbeds. Plus lots of ceramic shards, teeth and bones.