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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Prehistoric Quarrying in South America

 Some of the big shaped stones at Puma Punku, Bolivia -- one of the most famous sites where large stones have been used a long way from their places of origin -- or so it is assumed.....

Thanks to Rob for providing this reference.  Haven't been able to look at it myself, and I don't know if it is online -- any info gratefully received!
J.W Janusek, P.R.Williams,M.Golitko and C.L.Aguirre 2013.  Building Taypikala: Telluric transformations in the lithic production of Tiwanaku. In Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes,  N. Tripcevich and K.J.Vaughn (Eds), 65-98 Springer.

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