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Source Image: PR936_02_02 of Bacakale Quarry of Iscehisar Quarries

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Description

Stepped block in 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
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Hard
Description
This crisply worked block has been squared with the point chisel. It is stepped to maximise the amount of stone that is useable for sawing into panels.

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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