Historic Markers Across Georgia



Steatite Boulder



Marker ID: GHM 044-1
Location: Old Courthouse, Decatur
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 46.527    W 084° 17.804
  33.77545    -84.29673
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1XFD
Steatite Boulder  Marker  



Text:

This steatite boulder was found on the site of a prehistoric quarry along Soapstone Ridge 8 miles south of Decatur. It shows the methods of Indians in making stone bowls, with the first girdling of the stone to remove workable cores. It is estimated to be at least 3,000 years old by archaeologists studying such remains in central and north Georgia.

The soapstone quarry on River Road, DeKalb County, is the largest found by archaeologists in Georgia.

GHM 044-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 
Steatite Boulder
Steatite Boulder

Notes:

Wikipedia - Soapstone Ridge

 

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