The Millstone Industry: A Summary of Research on Quarries and Producers in the United States, Europe and Elsewhere
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These larger millstones required less human effort and ground greater quantities of grain, but also required regular maintenance and replacement. The second part focuses on the millstone quarrying industry in Europe and other areas. Later, larger millstones were manufactured that required animal, water, or wind power to turn them. Primarily based on archival research and brief accounts published in geological and historical volumes, it focuses on conglomerate, granite, flint, quartzite, gneiss, and sandstone quarries in different regions and states. As a result, millstone quarries increased greatly in number and size in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with the largest quarry sites extending as far as nearly a half-mile square to about 12 square miles. The book includes 84 photographs, 16 tables, and a helpful glossary of specialized and technical terms.. Of the European millstone industry, the quarries of France, Germany, and Great Britain are most extensively documented, although the quarries of Albania, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland are also covered. The first part of this book compiles information on the millstone industry in the United States, which dates between the mid-1600s and the mid-1900s. Since prehistoric times, the
About the AuthorCharles D. He has published extensively on several historic industries with special emphasis on millstone quarries, bricks manufacturing, and lime kilns. . Hockensmith has worked as a staff archaeologist with the Kentucky Heritage Council for more than 26 years
Hockensmith has worked as a staff archaeologist with the Kentucky Heritage Council for more than 26 years. Charles D. He has published extensively on several historic industries with special emphasis on millstone quarries, bricks manufacturing, and lime kilns.
Mill stones come in many versions and sources. The Millstone Industry, Hockensmith. Non Fiction. Thoroughly researched and documented. The book was expensive but gave me a solid base for my research into French Buhr Stones.