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Source Image: PR936_02_01 of Bacakale Quarry of Iscehisar Quarries

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Description

Roughed-out columns from the Bacakale Quarry at 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
Roughed-out Object  

Location

Original Location
Iscehisar 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
Very rough marks of the point chisel can be seen on the column at the bottom.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Medium
Description
Most of this stack of roughed-out columns have been worked with the point chisel. They were found during the removal of ancient quarrying debris as part of modern activity in the quarries. All of these shafts have collars on their ends to protect them during transit.

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).

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