Author(s): Kemalettin ?AH?N, Ali YILMAZ, Asiye GÜNEL

In this study, Midyat (Mardin) extracted from the town of Midyat stone natural and cultural environment interaction, application areas and problems are examined. Therefore, in July of 2010 trip to the region, observation and research were made. In addition, workers' and employers engaged in face-to-face interviews were carried out stonework, questionnaire. The Middle - Upper Eocene aged Midyat Formation is the source of the stone. The main lithological characteristics of the rock, environmental temperature, to the texture and porous is that easy processing. Extraction and processing of stone is effective in seasonal weather types in the region. There are active four stone quarries in the town of Midyat. Covering easily processed due to the nature of the stone facade buildings, walls, doors and windows are widely used in decoration. Today, stone extraction, processing, marketing problems are experienced; local architecture and contribution to the economy is declining with each passing year.


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