tools used in ancient quarrying

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  • tools used in ancient quarrying

    Oct 22, 2018 Some quarries used by ancient people were located near their point of use, regularly visited and fiercely protected from other groups as part of claimed territory Other quarries, especially those for portable goods such as stone tools, were hundreds of miles away from the point of use, where the stone tools were found...

  • Cutting granite with bronze or iron tools?

    1 New: To split the granite, chisels forged from wrought iron were used (doctrine = the same tools as for limestone are used, this is to say tools made from copper) 2 New: To achieve a smooth surface, the stone is split along a row of holBecause granite splits relatively smoothly, the stones have to be burnished and polished only slightly (doctrine = the granite is sawed with copper saws)...

  • Constructing an Obelisk: How the True ,

    Sep 03, 2017· Constructing an Obelisk: How the True Rocks of Eternity were Made , After it was constructed, the obelisk was transported from the quarry by over one hundred laborers to the banks of the Nile, where it would be loaded onto a barge and transported to its intended destination , Using common tools to work stone in ancient Egypt ....

  • 3 Stoneworking Techniques and Processes

    Most ancient quarries were opencast but occasionally, when particularly high-quality veins of stone were covered by a considerable overburden, stone was also extracted via underground galleri Such galleries have been found at the quarries on Paros and tunnels leading to others are known in the Bacakale quarry at Iscehisar...

  • 2 Stoneworking Tools and Toolmarks

    Another tool commonly used in the quarrying process, alongside the pick, is the wedge Wedges can be either wooden or metal and are used to split stone Several iron examples datable to the Roman period are known from the Felsberg granite quarri Wooden wedges are obviously too weak to break the stone directly and are instead inserted into ....

  • Stonehenge: Archaeologists discover long

    Archaeologists have discovered the long-lost prehistoric tools used to quarry the original standing stones from the earliest stone-built phase of Stonehenge Excavations in an ancient quarry in ....

  • Lost Stone Cutting Technologies of Ancient Egypt

    Dec 18, 2015· Filmed in the Egyptian museum of antiquities, this granite box shows strong evidence for a lost high technology in ancient Egypt https://egyptunlockedc....

  • Plug and feather

    Variations of the plug and feather method have been used since ancient Egyptian tim With this simple mechanical technique, the stone was first measured and marked Bronze plugs and feathers were then driven into grooves which had been previously cut with a chisel and mallet...

  • Stone quarries of ancient Egypt

    The stone quarries of ancient Egypt once produced quality stone for the construction of decorative monuments such as sculptures and obelisksThese quarries are now recognised archaeological sit Eighty percent of the ancient quarry sites are in the Nile valley; some of them have disappeared under the waters of Lake Nasser and some others were lost due to modern mining activity...

  • Puma Punku; Evidence Of Laser

    It is difficult to believe that all of this was accomplished without the use of power tools and sophisticated means of transportation This is precisely why ancient astronaut theorists and many authors say that transporting these massive blocks of granite from their quarries and moving them to Puma Punku would have required some type of advanced technology, huge lifting vehicl...

  • Stone Age Tools

    Dec 21, 2016· As the Stone Age covers around 99% of our human technological history, it would seem there is a lot to talk about when looking at the development of tools in this period Despite our reliance on the sometimes scarce archaeological record, this is definitely the case The Stone Age indicates the large swathe of time during which stone was widely used to make implements...

  • Stones of Northeastern US

    Blasting was used in commercial quarrying and it was also used by farmers from 1790 onward to break up boulders in the field Blasting boulders generally involved drilling a single hole in the center of the boulder 19th century boulder blast holes are usually 2 inches ,...