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Source Image: PR318_01_06 of Kara Göl Quarry of Teos Quarries

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Description

Roughed-out blocks in the quarries at Kara Göl near Teos.

Monument
Teos Quarries 
Monument Part
Kara Göl Quarry 
Monument Type
Quarry 
Material(s)
Africano (Visual identification)  
Date
circa bc 150 - circa ad 300 
Keywords
Roughed-out Object  
Collections
Teos  

Location

Original Location
Sığacık 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
These blocks have been roughed-out with the point chisel.

1. - Quarry Debris

Process
Quarrying
Description
Most of the debris visible in this image is leftover from quarrying. Occasionally larger blocks - like these roughed-out examples - are found among this debris. They might be rejects, due to a fault, or never left the quarry for some other reason.

Notes

The quarries at Kara Göl near Sığacık (ancient Teos) are the largest known source of the popular black-red-green-white marble known in antiquity as Marmor Lucullum and in the Renaissance as Africano. The quarry is now a lake but large quantities of roughed-out blocks, many of them stepped for sawing into revetment and paving panels, have been found on the site.

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