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Source Image: PR311_05_17 of Iscehisar Quarries: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Roughed-out blocks from the Bacakale Quarry, Iscehisar.

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: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Hard
Description
Point chisel marks are visible on both these roughed-out blocks. The block on the right is stepped so that the maximum number of panels can be sawn from it for use as revetment or flooring.

Notes

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). Numerous roughed-out blocks were found during the removal of ancient spoil as part of modern quarrying activity on the site.

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