Comparison of modern shell temper (above) and fossil shell temper (below). Adapted from Sorresso and Quinn 2020

Fossils in the Archaeology?

“Archaeologists Don’t Dig Dinosaurs” is a well worn refrain, but occasionally we find that fossils were an important part of … Continued

Pottery sherd with zig-zag line decoration and small pits

Stump the Archaeologist

Archaeologists love the unknown. We are drawn to the challenge of using artifacts as clues to figure out how people … Continued

Pile of pots with ashes still attached

Clay Chronicles VIII

Trial by fire! As you may have gathered from earlier posts, I was anxious about the firing, because it is … Continued

ball of clay with stamped design

Clay Chronicles VII

I’m running out of pottery making supplies at home, so am wrapping up my experiments for now. After making the … Continued