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Source Image: PR309_11_12 of Aphrodisias Quarries

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Description

Quarry pick marks in one of the so-called City Quarries near Aphrodisias.

Monument
Aphrodisias Quarries 
Monument Type
Quarry 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa bc 50 - circa ad 400 
Keywords
Quarrying  
Collections
Aphrodisias  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Quarrying
Tool
Pick
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Hard
Description
Quarry pick marks are visible on the side of this channel between blocks. This channel would have been wide enough for someone to stand in.

Notes

This detail is from one of the small quarries 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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