Pottery making and cooking experiment 13/08/20
To find out how organic residues absorb and preserve on the pottery surface, experiments on cooking typical food stuffs in experimental pots were done utilizing ancient skills. As one of our traditions, Archemy members held an annual pot making and cooking event last August 2020. Besides enjoying each other’s company, the purpose of this get together was to prepare the experimental materials for our research. Our group members, together with our cute little assistants, created about 20 potteries. Different kinds of food (beef, fish, milk, faba beans and peas) from organic farms were cooked in separate pots on the campfire. The food residues and pots were then collected for future research.