On 10/9/03 6:14 AM John Wood writes:
Peter Reynolds at Butser Iron Age Farm experimented with growing woad.
As I recall it was a root - but it could have been a plant - I just don't
remember. Butit could still be there.
>David Freeman wrote:
>> If the interest is the Roman comment 'paint themselves blue', Caesar
>> mentions vitrum, which is a blue volcanic glass high in cobalt, that can
>> ground down into powder and painted onto the skin when mixed with animal
>If so where would the vitrium originate? I imagine it would not occur
>naturally in Britain, unless proven wrong.