Steatite Boulder

Steatite Boulder (HM5J5)

Location: Decatur, GA 30030 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 46.534', W 84° 17.792'

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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 3000 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.
HM NumberHM5J5
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-1
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 1:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 750349 N 3740556
Decimal Degrees33.77556667, -84.29653333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.534', W 84° 17.792'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 32.04" N, 84° 17' 47.52" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-110 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur GA 30030, US
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