Neolithic Pottery Recreated, Orkney
Orkney potter and ardent student of archeology Andrew Appleby built a turf kilm at the Ness of Brodgar to fire some of the pots he as made using the patterns of Neolithic pottery found at the dig site. Appleby has done extensive research into the materials and methods Neolithic potters could have used to make their pottery. His kiln included the use of Bere barley husks to tamp down the fire, cattle bones to support the pottery and add heat to the fire, and grass to cap the kiln. Red hot pots can be seen emerging from the fires in the evening.
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