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CCSU Professor Kenneth Feder believes the ancient soapstone quarry captures the moment when industry shifted to ceramic technology. Source: The CCSU Courier.

Ancient quarry offers clues on cultural shift

An ancient quarry is believed to provide a snapshot of the moment when industry adopted new technology for cooking vessel manufacturing. Read more »
The Millstone Hill quarrymen were accused of prolific swearing, gambling and drunkenness, but it was usually the few who tarred the reputations of the many.

The men on the hill

If you think quarrying work today – with the aid of modern technology – is hard, then spare a thought for the hard-working quarry folk of Barre, US, in the 19th century. As Bill Langer explains, the work was gruelling – and it used up a lot of carbohydrates! Read more »


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