The main objective of this research will be to determine the specific places of the quarries of ancient whetstones and implement the possible lines of work derived from this topic: physical qualities, exploitation systems and techniques and the environmental, political, economic and even ideological consequences of control of such raw materials at local, regional and levels in Roman Age. In the same way, integrate this knowledge in the Europe of the 21st century.
Piedras de afilar: (otras) grandes olvidadas de los estudios arqueológicos
Whetstones: (Another) Great forgotten in Archaeological Studies
COTES wants to solve the historical-archaeological reality of the exploitation of sharpening stones in the Roman world and its consequences during Ancient History.
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Esta actividad ha recibido una subvención de la Secretaría General de Política de Defensa del Ministerio de Defensa.