Saturday, September 7, 2013

QuarryScapes Atlas

QuarryScapes Atlas
The QuarryScapes Atlas displays a variety of ancient quarry landscapes. The purpose of the atlas is first of all to show the great variability of such landscapes and introducing them with photos and few words. The atlas will be further developed, and hopefully evolve to a comprehensive web-book with contributions from many researchers. In this first edition of the atlas we have picked 15 quarry landscapes; most of them in the project region, but also a few outside. Collectively, these 15 sites display a broad range of quarry landscapes; different periods and historical settings, different geology, morphology and climate. Also, they are in different stages of development as cultural heritage sites, from “unknown and remote” to outdoor museums.
Click the links below to download sheets from the atlas. Or, take the trip to visit them via Google Earth by following the link below. Please note that some of the most vulnerable quarry landscapes below are deliberately not displayed via the Google Earth Link. 
A printed version of the Atlas can also be ordered at For comments or suggestions, please contact
Take the trip on Google Earth (if it does not work by selecting "open", try save to disk and then "open with" google earth. If you don't have google earth installed, download from this link)
Download single sheets:

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