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SO IMPORTANT MY BRAIN WILL EXPLODE

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SO IMPORTANT MY BRAIN WILL EXPLODE

  1. 1. Analysis of Early Ceramics and Fire Cracked Rock from the Snapp Site, Delaware Darcy Anne DePetris
  2. 2. Local ceramic vessel
  3. 3. Stone Boiling
  4. 4. Rocks are heated and rinsed
  5. 5. Hot rocks are placed in cooking container to cause boiling
  6. 6. Cooled rocks are removed and replaced
  7. 7. “Without any knowledge of pottery, coast Indian peoples boiled,simmered, steamed, baked, toasted and roasted most of their food. Box,basket, earth pit, rock oven, hot ashes, and roasting tongs and sticks all inconjunction with fire, were the ways used for cooking.” Hilary Stewart
  8. 8. The Excavated Feature
  9. 9. Snapp Site Location of feature
  10. 10. Early ceramic sherd
  11. 11. Fire Cracked Rock (FCR)
  12. 12. FCR Assemblage
  13. 13. FCR Vessel sherds
  14. 14. Sweat Lodge
  15. 15. Earth Oven
  16. 16. Hearth
  17. 17. Snapp Site Ceramic Vessel
  18. 18. Snapp Site Ceramic Vessel
  19. 19. FCR from Snapp site
  20. 20. FCR from Snapp site
  21. 21. Color ChangeBefore After
  22. 22. Fracture caused by heatingBefore After
  23. 23. Attributes collected : size, shape, weight, broken facet count, raw material, color
  24. 24. Conclusion
  25. 25. AcknowledgementsAll images used courtesy of the University of Delaware Center for Archaeological ResearchThank you Professor Custer and Andrea Anderson for all of their help and support.

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