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Pottery Bowl

The Introduction of pottery bowls such as this one made it possible to cook and store food in new ways. Despite their elegant shape these bowls were not made on a potter's wheels but by hand. Some were decorated by pressing knotted fabric or fingertips into the wet clay.

The introduction of pottery bowls such as this one made it possible to cook and store food in new ways. Despite their elegant shape these bowls were not made on a potter's wheels but by hand. Some were decorated by pressing knotted fabric or fingertips into the wet clay.

Photo courtesy of the Provincial Museum of Alberta.

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