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Summary

Roman granite quarry

Class:

  • Workshop or industry
  • visible
  • Location ± 100-500 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Nicotera, Museo Civico Archeologico

Civic museum of Nicotera

Nicotera

Ancient town

Emporion

Emporion

Aquedukt Spilunga

Aquedukt Spilunga

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Granite quarry used fro the I century AD. Abondoned probably aftre the earthquake in 369 AD1.

Sources:

  1. Antonio Gianfagna, Mineralogical Application on Environments, Archeometry and Cultural Heritage, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2013, p. 41 ff
  2. Marc Waelkens,Norman Herz,Luc Moens, Ancient Stones: Quarrying, Trade and Provenance : Interdisciplinary Studies on Stones and Stone Technology in Europe and Near East from the Prehistoric to the Early Christian Period,  Leuven University Press 1992, p. 167

References

  1. Antonio Gianfagna, Mineralogical Application on Environments, Archeometry and Cultural Heritage, 2013, p. 42