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Title: The Prehistoric Bedrock Quarries Occurring within the ChertBearing Carbonates of the Cambrian-Ordovician KittatinnySupergroup, Wallkill River Valley, Northwestern New Jersey-Southeastern New York, U.S.A.

Subtitle:

Between History and Archaeology : papers in honour of Jacek Lech

Publisher:

Archaeopress Archaeology

Place of publishing:

Oxford; England

Description:

ill. ; 29 cm

Abstract:

Geologic and archaeologic field work in the Cambrian-Ordovician chert bearing carbonates of the Wallkill Valley (New York and New Jersey) has located greater than 800 prehistoric bedrock quarries. Detailed examination of quarry landscapes, as well as excavated quarry tailings, has elucidated an organization to quarry development controlled by tectonics, structural geology and stratigraphy of the raw material. Geological control impacts quarry development, types of quarry tools used, and manufacture of quarry products. A predictive model for prehistoric bedrock quarry development was proposed, which in turn allowed for a chain of operation that began at the quarry face and ended with the quarry product. The chain of operation fills in a void left by previous quarry studies that were unable to visualize the steps from extraction to workshop activity, and as such led to the dismissal of quarry tailings and artifacts due to mischaracterizations stemming from misunderstanding of geological controls on extraction

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Start page:

133

End page:

145

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-SA 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget. ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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