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The Art of Splitting Stone is a detailed study of the history, tools, and methods used to split, hoist, and transport quarried stone in pre-industrial New England (1630-1825). It is an invaluable resource for historians, archaeologists, and stone masons interested in identifying and dating early stone splitting and quarrying methods. The amateur researcher and avid outdoors person will find the book useful as a field guide to identifying split boulders and stone quarries abandoned in the woods.
229 pp. 163 Illus.
Title: The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825 [3rd Edition]
Edition: 3rd Edition
ISBN Number: 1733805729
Country of Origin: USA
Location Published: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2022
Binding: Trade paperback
Book Condition: New
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Categories: New England, Stone Quarrying
Seller ID: PW001a
Keywords: plug and feather method, rock quarrying, stone splitting