3 millions years
- 10.000 years
Pots and containers
Man as a hunter/gatherer needed containers
(def) to collect, transport, preserve, cook and eat... The first
containers used to be sea-shells, tortoise shells, tree bark...
Pottery, pottages (thick soups) stews, pot-au-feu
(french soup with meat and vegetables simmered with garnishing)
The earthen pot (made of baked clay), a waterproof container which can
be put on a fire-place (hearth) was a major invention. Pottery artefacts
are of great scientific value because they can identify and characterize
With the development of agriculture, pottery
took on a great importance. However, the first farmers still used stone
containers (cf.: J. Guilaine).
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