Working Edge Blocks, Steps
Early Iron Age, Late Bronze Age
It is likely that wooden scaffolding was attached. Scree would have been removed in a stage process, following the gradual exhaustion of quartz at higher levels. After acquiring a working edge, blocks and plates would have been detached to reveal layers which would be peeled back. This process would continue until the bottom of the vein was reached or it became impossible to detach more raw material due to the development of steps.