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Source Image: PR316_02_07 of Marmara Adası Quarries

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Description

Roughed-out block in a quarry on Marmara Adası (ancient Prokonnesos).

Monument
Marmara Adası Quarries 
Monument Type
Quarry 
Material(s)
Prokonnesian Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
post bc 600 
Keywords
Roughed-out Object  
Collections
Marmara Adası  

Location

Original Location
Marmara Adası 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
This block has been roughed-out with the point chisel into a curved form for an arch.

Notes

Quarrying activity on Marmara Adası (ancient Prokonnesos) began in the Classical period, if not earlier, and continued through the Byzantine and Ottoman period up to the present day. The peak period of quarrying on the island prior to the modern period was the Roman period, however. Prokonnesian marble is white with fine, sometimes thicker, grey veins.

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