- Source: David Seibert
- Marker: Steatite Boulder
- Location: Old DeKalb County Courthouse, Decatur
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 archaeolo-
gists in Georgia.
044-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953