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Source Image: PR311_03_15 of Bacakale Quarry of Iscehisar Quarries

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Description

Detail of a quarry-face in the Bacakale Quarry, Iscehisar.

Monument
Iscehisar Quarries 
Monument Part
Bacakale Quarry 
Monument Type
Quarry 
Material(s)
Dokimeian marble (Archaeometric identification) Pavonazzetto (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
bc 30 - ad 500 
Keywords
Quarrying  
Collections
Iscehisar  

Location

Original Location
Iscehisar 

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 exposed quarry face.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Quarrying
Tool
Saw
Description
The parallel cuts on the bed-rock in this detail are the marks of a long saw operated by two people.

Notes

The Bacakale Quarry is the largest quarry at Iscehisar (ancient Dokimeion) and the focus of modern activity at the site. Both white and coloured marble are extracted here, the latter a white-cream breccia with purple veins (pavonazzetto).

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