Quarrying Tools from Fleur de Lys
Quarrying Tools from Fleur de Lys.
These quarrying tools were used at different stages during the quarrying process. The three linear tools on the left are chisels and the two triangular shaped tools on the right are wedges. The wedges were probably used to outline and incise the soapstone bedrock during initial extraction. The chisels were primarily used as shaping and finishing implements and were used after the soapstone was detached from the cliff face.

Reproduced by permission of Brent Murphy. Photo ©1997.
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