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Tools for stone working

tools UC 7240 It is not easy to identify the tools used. From marks left on the stone in quarries it has been concluded (Arnold 1991: 33), that soft copper chisels were used during the Old and Middle Kingdom. Harder bronze chisels came into use in the New Kingdom.
wooden levers Wooden beams are put into excisions and then watered. The beams swell and break the stone.
UC 10929 Hard stone could only be cut with other hard stones.
  Drilling tools are already used from the Naqada Period for cutting stone vessels (Naqada stone vessels)
UC 63492 Sawing tools: sawing soft (and also hard) stones with a copper tool seems to have been common. Particles of fine quartz sand might have been picked up in the sawing activity in effect like an industrial



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