Volume XL-5/W2
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W2, 663-668, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W2-663-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W2, 663-668, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W2-663-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  22 Jul 2013

22 Jul 2013

FROM THE QUESTIONING OF THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS TO THE BUILDERS'. THE EXAMPLE OF THE MEDIAEVAL QUARRY OF SOL DE ROQUES

V. Vachon1 and M. Vacca-Goutoulli2 V. Vachon and M. Vacca-Goutoulli
  • 1Inrap, Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives, 69500 Bron, France
  • 2Centre Camille Jullian (UMR 7299), Laboratoire d’archéologie méditerranéenne et africaine, Université de Marseille, France

Keywords: Archaeology, geology, quarry, rock mechanics, topography

Abstract. The archaeological study of a dressed stone quarry involves much more than the sole detailed results of the digging of the extraction remains. In this example of the Sol de Roques quarry, the historical and technical data, the geological researches and the characteristics of the material itself show the adaptation of the quarrymen to the intrinsic facies of the stone. The questions about the material and the marks left by the workers confirm the conclusions drawn by the builders. The graphic transcription of these data reveals the technical approach of an era.