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Pot Boiler

Object Number:64-32-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Poverty Point
Provenience: United States of America
Poverty Point
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Length: 6.3 cm
Width: 4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of John Witthoft, 1964
Other Number:39 - Field No SF


Made by rolling rope of clay, breaking off pieces which then show finger marks. Used instead of stone for cooking. The boilers were fire heated, then dropped into baskets or bark vessels containing food. All are tan or slightly reddish clay. Marks of two fingers very clear. 1 end rounded, one broken off.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Moundbuilders: Ancient Architects of North America (24 Jun 2017 - 26 Apr 2020) View Objects in Exhibition

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