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Where Was Clay First Discovered and Used In The World?
Transcript of Where Was Clay First Discovered and Used In The World?
Where and When Was Clay First Used And For What Purposes?
When Was Clay First Used?
-Archaeologists found Ceramic figurines used for ceremonial purposes dating back to 24000 B.C.
Where was Clay First Used For Any Purpose In The World?
-Clay was abundant and adaptable all over the world making it good for human use.
By: Jackie and David
Medical Uses Of Clay
-Clay is a very powerful healing medicine
-As a result, pottery and many other things using clay was invented during many different times around the world
-Archaeologists have found evidence of clay being used for figurines was found in an archaeological site called Dolni Vestonice, where the Czech Republic is today.
-Evidence of the manufacturing of pottery was found in an archaeological site known as Odai Yamamoto in Japan.
-Clay helps the cure of Arthritis, a disease that causes joint pain and stiffness
-Clay helps prevent Rheumatism,a disease that causes fatigue, joint pain, and joint tenderness.
-Clay helps Osteoporosis, a virus that causes back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra
-Clay is and was used for many architectural purposes in prehistoric times and today.
-Clay was fired or sun dried to manufacture bricks, as the clay would become extremely sturdy during the sun drying and firing process.
-When clay was fired or sun dried, it was also used along with other minerals to create the tiles of walls and floor coverings.
-Fired and sun dried clay are also used for the manufacturing of sewage pipes, as clay is extremely resistant to liquids of any nature.
-The first use of functional pottery in vessels for holding/storing water and food is thought to be around 9000 or 10,000 B.C.
-The manufacturing of clay bricks were also made at the same time.
-Majority of Native Indian tribes had worn clay masks for ceremonies and religious rituals
-Pottery is clay that is modeled, dried, and fired, usually with a glaze
-The Native Indians had also figured out to create totems featuring different masks composed of clay
-Pottery is not made from raw clay but is a mixture of clay and other materials that have been in decomposition
-In Japan, clay masks were mainly used for the purposes of theater, dance, and the worshiping of Buddhism, Shinto and other religious purposes
-Japanese all created beautiful pottery for domestic use as well as for the religious purposes.
-In Egypt, clay was molded, fired, and glazed to create the infamous Pharaoh masks, seen on many sarcophagus found in archaeological dig sites
-Greek potters created objects that could be used for practical purposes, as well as objects that was by represented their fertility gods.