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The Macquenoise sandstone (Devonian – Lochkovian), a suitable raw material for ancient querns and millstones: quarries, properties, manufacture and distribution in France and Belgium

Paul PICAVET, Sibrecht RENIERE, Veerle CNUDDE, Wim DE CLERCQ, Roland DREESEN, Gilles FRONTEAU, Eric GOEMAERE and Else HARTOCH (2018) Geologica Belgica. 21(1-2).
abstract
For some years, a French-Belgian team of archaeologists and geologists is investigating the provenance of ancient quern-stones and millstones. Their study revealed the frequent occurrence of particular coarse sandstones derived from Lower Devonian strata in the Ardenne region, known as either the “Arkose of Haybes” by geologists or the “Arkose of Macquenoise” by archaeologists. Material for Late Iron Age and Roman quern-stones and millstones was quarried from open pits located west of the border between France and Belgium, between the Belgian village of Macquenoise (Commune of Momignies, Province of Hainaut) and the French town of Hirson (Aisne Department, Hauts-de-France region). This paper describes the raw materials, presents the different types of grindstones produced through historical times and provides a detailed diffusion map of the millstones.
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arkose, distribution area, Gallo-Roman quarry, geoheritage, Lochkovian, milling stone
journal title
Geologica Belgica
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21
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1-2
publisher
Geologica Belgica
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1374-8505
2034-1954
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10.20341/gb.2018.002
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English
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8562215
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  abstract     = {For some years, a French-Belgian team of archaeologists and geologists is investigating the provenance of ancient quern-stones and millstones. Their study revealed the frequent occurrence of particular coarse sandstones derived from Lower Devonian strata in the Ardenne region, known as either the {\textquotedblleft}Arkose of Haybes{\textquotedblright} by geologists or the {\textquotedblleft}Arkose of Macquenoise{\textquotedblright} by archaeologists.

Material for Late Iron Age and Roman quern-stones and millstones was quarried from open pits located west of the border between France and Belgium, between the Belgian village of Macquenoise (Commune of Momignies, Province of Hainaut) and the French town of Hirson (Aisne Department, Hauts-de-France region). This paper describes the raw materials, presents the different types of grindstones produced through historical times and provides a detailed diffusion map of the millstones.},
  author       = {PICAVET, Paul and RENIERE, Sibrecht and CNUDDE, Veerle and DE CLERCQ, Wim and DREESEN, Roland and FRONTEAU, Gilles and GOEMAERE, Eric and HARTOCH, Else},
  issn         = {1374-8505},
  journal      = {Geologica Belgica},
  keyword      = {arkose,distribution area,Gallo-Roman quarry,geoheritage,Lochkovian,milling stone},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  publisher    = {Geologica Belgica},
  title        = {The Macquenoise sandstone (Devonian -- Lochkovian), a suitable raw material for ancient querns and millstones: quarries, properties, manufacture and distribution in France and Belgium},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.20341/gb.2018.002},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2018},
}

Chicago
PICAVET, Paul, Sibrecht RENIERE, Veerle CNUDDE, Wim DE CLERCQ, Roland DREESEN, Gilles FRONTEAU, Eric GOEMAERE, and Else HARTOCH. 2018. “The Macquenoise Sandstone (Devonian – Lochkovian), a Suitable Raw Material for Ancient Querns and Millstones: Quarries, Properties, Manufacture and Distribution in France and Belgium.” Geologica Belgica 21 (1-2).
APA
PICAVET, P., RENIERE, S., CNUDDE, V., DE CLERCQ, W., DREESEN, R., FRONTEAU, G., GOEMAERE, E., et al. (2018). The Macquenoise sandstone (Devonian – Lochkovian), a suitable raw material for ancient querns and millstones: quarries, properties, manufacture and distribution in France and Belgium. Geologica Belgica, 21(1-2).
Vancouver
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PICAVET P, RENIERE S, CNUDDE V, DE CLERCQ W, DREESEN R, FRONTEAU G, et al. The Macquenoise sandstone (Devonian – Lochkovian), a suitable raw material for ancient querns and millstones: quarries, properties, manufacture and distribution in France and Belgium. Geologica Belgica. Geologica Belgica; 2018;21(1-2).
MLA
PICAVET, Paul, Sibrecht RENIERE, Veerle CNUDDE, et al. “The Macquenoise Sandstone (Devonian – Lochkovian), a Suitable Raw Material for Ancient Querns and Millstones: Quarries, Properties, Manufacture and Distribution in France and Belgium.” Geologica Belgica 21.1-2 (2018): n. pag. Print.