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  • Hacienda Plains Case Study

    Hacienda Plains Archaeological Problem Kaitlyn Barton, Jessica Elmore, Kayla Seifert The Hacienda Plain is located on the Pacific coast of Central America. Its climate is tropical with an annual rainfall of about 90 inches, the vegetation being dense jungle. Nanosec Indians are the inhabitants of the plain and live mostly in small, scattered farming communities. The Zatopec Indians live in the Zatopec Highlands to the east of the plain. The highlands rise steeply to 3,000 feet, have an annual rainfall of 35 inches and are mostly open grassland. There are modern cities that can be found in the highlands. The Zatopecs that inhabit these cities have been integrated into the industrial economy. At one time, thousands of years ago, the Nanosec and Zatopec peoples spoke the same language and likely constituted a single group. However, some unknown factor separated them and as a result, the Nanosec settled in the Hacienda Plain, while the Zatopec settled in the Zatopec Highlands. Their language developed into two different languages, but were closely related. The Nanosec were a settled subsistence farming people who grew foods such as gourds, employing simple stone tools such as stone axes and hoes, since the plains have little metal or mineral ores. They settled by rivers for a close water resource as well as a means for transportation and trade. The occupants of these sites also chose to settle by rivers because the soils by the river were much easier for them to use…

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  • Ceramics A Potter's Handbook Summary

    and 5-12 percent in firing. Shrinking may be decreased in clay bodies with a lot of added grog. Color of work may be influenced by the presence of materials such as iron oxide, and may be limited depending on the desired characteristic of a clay body. It may be adjusted through adding materials, but may make a clay less desirable in its properties. The basic clay bodies are earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Earthenware is typically a reddish color and somewhat highly porous as it is fired…

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  • Parr Motherhood Analysis

    Parr Motherhood In 1924, and with a degree of ill grace, Vyse went around saying that he was too busy even to contemplate his exhibiting at the Royal Academy. Furthermore, it was his opinion that Parr was fortunate the RA committee had considered his work. He disregarded the fact that Parr’s stoneware group Motherhood (RA1548), was accepted for exhibition (Fig. 61). The reason for Vyse’sw jealousy was that the exhibit in question is possibly the liveliest figure produced by Parr, and unlike…

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  • Hot Ice Research Paper

    The use of stoneware to contain the ice kept the water from racing to match room temperature. The stoneware slowed the experiment enough to completely monitor the effects of each independent variable. The sugar did significantly change the physical form of the ice early during the experiment. While this did not as drastic or last as long as the ice, it did show that sugar does have some deicing properties. Additionally, the last observation noted is that the length of time that the solution…

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  • Yiang Teapot Analysis

    As mentioned before, there were two types of inscriptions on the Yixing stoneware teapot. One type was the individual seals placed on the base of the teapots, and the other one was the customized inscriptions on the bodies of the teapots. This new practice of inscribing, on one hand, was significantly influenced by the imperial reign marking tradition; on the other hand, it was the consequence of the mutual respect between skillful and creative Yixing artisans and their patrons, the…

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  • Bernard Leech Essay

    He eventually made his way to Japan and returned to England. (Walls, n.d.)While back in England, he decided to tour the country, and settled in Dartington. A pottery was established in Dartington. There were now many people producing ceramics who had apprenticed under Bernard Leach. Improvements and upgrades were made to the pottery in St. Ives, making production more efficient. Primarily stoneware was being produced. There was a dedicated team of people constantly making ceramics at the time.…

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  • Summary Of Ceramics: A Potter's Handbook

    Raku bodies are prepared for firing differently, due to the speed of raku firing. Thinner, more open ware has a higher cnace of surviving a raku firing. The raku body is typically stoneware with at least 20 percent grog, adding porosity. The expansion due to the heat and the contraction of cooling happens during the rapid firing of the raku process, are part of thermal expansion. The faster the clay cools, the more cracks in the glaze, called crazing. Sculpture bodies tend to be made for larger,…

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  • Cunning Folk Magic

    Folk magic contends that witch bottles protect against evil spirits and magical attacks, and counteract spells cast by witches; they are counter magical devices, the purpose of which is to draw in and trap harmful intentions directed at their these were forms of Protecting ones self or family . Some of the earliest documented witch bottles consist of salt glazed stoneware jugs known as Bartmann jugs. Bartmann jugs is a type of decorated stoneware that was manufactured in Europe…

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  • Tom Bowling Analysis

    jug decoration. The obvious limited palette bears this out when one studies a coloured version of Tom Bowling. A clear glaze containing an oxide is applied to an area, such as the jacket, which during the firing assumes the desired colour, as is seen in (Fig. 144) The composition is skilfully modelled; note the absence of neck and the folding of the legs, thus enclosing the subject in the limited space available. The height of 11 inches (28 cms), gives an authority and solidarity to the design.…

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  • Compare And Contrast Indus River Valley Civilization And Shang Civilization

    number systems. They created very comparable improvements in agriculture with the addition of wheelbarrows and were also effective in metalworking during the Bronze Age. Their weaponry was less developed because there is slight indication that they involved in many encounters. The Indus Valley also owned difficult grid-like cities and was known as generating the first indoor plumbing. The Shang Dynasty was an agricultural society that grew millet, grains, and maize along the Yellow River. Those…

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