Center for the Investigation of Native and Ancient Quarries
a 501(c)(3), non-profit, scientific research and education organization
The Center for the Investigation of Native and Ancient Quarries (abbreviated as CINAQ) was organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes. Ancient quarries represent a very poorly understood cultural resource which house an exhaustive volume of information concerning technological change and advancement of early peoples occurring throughout different periods of prehistory. These types of cultural resources are architectural remains of geologic origin. Mathematical skills, as well as an understanding of basic physics and classical mechanics, were employed by early peoples in the development of this resource. Therefore, prehistoric quarries preserve the fossilized remains of an intellectual endeavor that indexes the degree of technological advancement of various groups of human beings in prehistoric times.