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BV Hedrick Gravel & Sand (Lilesville, NC)
(704) 633-4241

Lake Norman Quarry (Stanley, NC)
(704) 827-8114

Piedmont Sand (Pageland, SC)
(704) 633-4241

Aquadale Quarry (Norwood, NC)
(704) 474-3165

Norman Sand (Candor, NC)
(336) 337-0706

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Grove Stone & Sand (Black Mountain, NC)
(828) 686-3844

North Buncombe Quarry (Asheville, NC)
(828) 645-5560

South McDowell Quarry (Marion, NC)
(828) 738-0332

Green River Quarry (Flat Rock, NC)
(828) 693-0025

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Material Sales

Warren Moser, President
Cell / (704) 579-0086

Brad Ammons, Sales Manager
Cell / (336) 337-0706

Logan Bell, Sales Associate
Cell / (336)380-4084

Material Sales (WNC)

Jon Neumann, Vice President
Cell / (828) 230-2774

Sam Winfield, Sales Associate
Cell / (828) 712-8794

Old Quarry Offers Anthropological Insight


Posted on May 2nd, 2016 Bookmark and Share

Photo credit: Leore Grosman Naama Goren-Inbar

Photo credit: Leore Grosman Naama Goren-Inbar

A quarry dating back to 11,000 years ago was newly discovered in Israel. The early Neolithic people that inhabited that area mined the Quarry at Kazier Hilltop for its flint and limestone. Archeologists found round cupmarks in the landscapes surface as evidence of a  large-scale quarry operation. The land was a part of the Meshash Formation, which was located in the caliche crust, known for its soft, powdery rock surface. In caliche areas, flint and limestone were extracted for the manufacturing of tools. Without the use of these tools, farming communities would not have developed. With the development of farming, cultural stages shifted away from hunter-gatherer way of life to cultivating their own foods.

Without the mining of aggregate material, indeed society and the tools we use could have evolved in a much different way.

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