John Wood wrote:
>>> --- On Mon, 8/6/09, Beatrice Hopkinson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There are different clay types, i.e. stoneware, fire clay, ball clay, and
> Indeed! This is the problem with the generalisation of geological classification.
> Not only is there a myriad of sub-classifications for clays, and they are numerous, but the same applies to limestones, sandstones, granites, and many, many other rock types.
> Each having their individual characteristics and hence individual uses within the archaeological records.
There was bluey stuff and more browny stuff. Made a very small "thumb"
pot last night, and it's a really magical device. Fill it up with water
and it completely disappears within a minute with no visible sign of the
water. Only noticeable difference is an increase in weight.
A much larger version could really be a fantastic way to dessicate
things like fruits or other watery food in a first stage of drying,
final if you put the container over/next to a warm fire.
And of course, the pot is now a little cold, put a lid on it and it'll
make a fantastic fridge.
How narrow minded my modern mind is to think that a pot would be to hold