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Source Image: PR938_02_21_12 of Easter Island Quarry

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Description

A pair of roughed out statues.

Monument
Easter Island Quarry 
Monument Type
Quarry 
Material(s)
Tuff (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 700 - circa ad 1400 
Keywords
QuarryfaceRoughed-out Object  
Collections
Easter Island  

Location

Current Location
Rana Rarako 

Evidence for working practices

1. Quarry-face

Process
Quarrying
Tool
Pick
Description
The quarry itself was worked using some form of stone pick or axe.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Hard
Description
The statues were roughly shaped in place, in this example the flat ends of two statues are visible as the carvers worked from front to back.

Notes

These statues are in the Outer quarries.

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