How long does limestone last for?
Asked in Geology
How long can a limestone quarry produce limestone?
Asked in Quebec
How long does it take to drive to quebec Canada from limestone Maine?
Asked in Pollution
How long does it take for acid rain to corrode limestone?
Asked in Sedimentary Rock
How long does it take for a seashell to turn into limestone?
How did they discover limestone?
Asked in Chemistry, Fossil Fuels
Is limestone a fossil fuel?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
Why did they use limestone to build shelters long ago?
If they lived in an area with lots of limestone in, it was probably the best thing available. Limestone is not as difficult to cut or to carve as many other types of rock, so it is relatively easy to make into blocks handy for building, and to decorate with carving, even using simple tools. It lasts a long time, too, (although limestone carvings do eventually erode). The pyramids are made of limestone, and they've been standing for a few thousand years. The main disadvantage is that it's very heavy.