The quern quarry of La Calera (Agaete, Gran Canaria, Spain): Working volcanic tuff with stone tools
Rodríguez Rodríguez, Amelia
Francisco Ortega, Isabel
This paper identifies the operational sequence of volcanic tuff rotary quern production on the Island of Gran Canaria. This is carried out by analysing the tool marks on the face of the La Calera (Agaete) quarry and the abandoned quern roughouts. Stone implements served in all of the stages of quern manufacture as metal tools were unknown in Pre-European Gran Canaria.
Anderson, T.J., Alonso, N. (eds), Tilting at Mills: The Archaeology and Geology of Mills and Milling. Revista d’Arqueologia de Ponent. Número Extra 4, 2019. ISBN: 9788491440291
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Revista d'arqueologia de Ponent, 2019, extra 4, p. 119-126