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Source Image: PR311_01_03 of Iscehisar Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Series of roughed-out column shafts in the Bacakale quarry at Dokimeion.

Monument
Iscehisar Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Dokimeian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa bc 50 - circa ad 300 
Keywords
Roughed-out Object  
Collections
Iscehisar  

Location

Original Location
Iscehisar 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
These columns have been roughed-out with the point chisel and have collars left on their ends to protect them during transport.

Notes

This pile of roughed-out column shafts were found during the removal of ancient spoil as part of modern quarrying activity on the site. The Bacakale Quarry is the largest quarry at Iscehisar (ancient Dokimeion) and the focus of modern activity. Both white and coloured marble are extracted here, the latter a white-cream breccia with purple veins (pavonazzetto).

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