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Source Image: PR309_09_05 of Ardıçlı Quarries of Aphrodisias Quarries

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Description

Detail of a roughed-out object in a quarry on Ardıçlı hill near Aphrodisias.

Monument
Aphrodisias Quarries 
Monument Part
Ardıçlı Quarries 
Monument Type
Quarry 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa bc 50 - circa ad 400 
Keywords
Roughed-out Object  
Collections
Aphrodisias  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
This irregularly shaped block has been roughly worked all the way around with the point chisel but not completely broken away from the bedrock beneath it.

Notes

This object is from one of the more than seventy individual extraction points which constitute the so-called City Quarries at Aphrodisias, located roughly 2 km north of the city. White and grey marbles were quarried in this area.

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