Illustration of a catapult that would hurl stones and other projectiles at the enemy during the Middle Ages. These machines were used during the Crusades. They were especially useful during sieges when they could be used to hurl heavy stones at and over the walls of a city.

A Catapult Used to Hurl Projectiles in the Middle Ages

Illustration of a catapult that would hurl stones and other projectiles at the enemy during the Middle…

This cabinet is made out of dark wood and inlaid with marbles and stones of different colors. The cabinet is used as a storage unit, and for decorative purposes.

Cabinet

This cabinet is made out of dark wood and inlaid with marbles and stones of different colors. The cabinet…

The German chair was decorated with stones.

German Chair

The German chair was decorated with stones.

The German chair was decorated with stones.

German Chair

The German chair was decorated with stones.

Chopping tools used as hand axes in the Chellean age.

Chellean Age Chopping tools

Chopping tools used as hand axes in the Chellean age.

"Then David ran, and stood over the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled." I Samuel17:51 ASV
<p>Illustration of David standing next to the giant body of Goliath, holding his head by the hair. David is leaning on Goliath's sword and Goliath's spear lies on the ground, partially underneath the body. The Philistine army flees (left), while the Israelites cheer and pursue them (right). There are trees, mountains, and a small town in the background.

David Holds the Head of the Slain Goliath

"Then David ran, and stood over the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof,…

A granite quarry.

Granite

A granite quarry.

A flat circular stone used for grinding or sharpening tools.

Grindstone

A flat circular stone used for grinding or sharpening tools.

A marble quarry.

Marble

A marble quarry.

A menhir is a large upright standing stone. Menhirs may be found singly as monoliths, or as part of a group of similar stones. Their size can vary considerably; but their shape is generally uneven and squared, often tapering towards the top. Menhirs are widely distributed across Europe, Africa, and Asia, but are most numerous in Western Europe; in particular in Ireland, Great Britain and Brittany.

Group of Menhirs

A menhir is a large upright standing stone. Menhirs may be found singly as monoliths, or as part of…

"In architecture, a stone built into the base of a gable to support the skews or coping above, and resist their tendency to slide down from their bed. Also called summer-stone, skew-put, and skew." —Whitney, 1889

Skew Corbels

"In architecture, a stone built into the base of a gable to support the skews or coping above, and resist…

Three pictures of early stone implements during the Mousterian age.

Mousterian Age stone implements

Three pictures of early stone implements during the Mousterian age.

Early stone implements use by true men during the Reindeer age. These stones include scrapers and points.

Reindeer Age Stone Implements

Early stone implements use by true men during the Reindeer age. These stones include scrapers and points.

Three views of a rostro-carinate (earliest period) Paleolithic stone implement. All roughly drawn to scale.

Paleolithic Stone

Three views of a rostro-carinate (earliest period) Paleolithic stone implement. All roughly drawn to…

Shiny, black, oblong stone.

Tourmaline

Shiny, black, oblong stone.

"Plan of chambered barrow or cairn, at Garrywhin, Caithness. BARROW, a sepulchral mound of earth or stones raised over the site of a burial as a mark of honor to the dead." -Hazeltine, 1894

Tumulus

"Plan of chambered barrow or cairn, at Garrywhin, Caithness. BARROW, a sepulchral mound of earth or…

A species of masonry very common among the ancients, in which the stones are square and laid lozenge-wise, resembling the meshes of a net, and producing quite an ornamental appearance. It is the opus reticulate of the Romans.

Reticulated Work

A species of masonry very common among the ancients, in which the stones are square and laid lozenge-wise,…