Interesting Discoveries and Surprises in Archaeology

  • Discovering ancient techniques of metalworking and clay tempering.
  • The use of steatite in pottery to prevent melting and facilitate easy removal.
  • The excitement of solving puzzles and the never-ending curiosity in archaeology.
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お願いします!!続き Was there anything especially interesting in the debris?One thing was kind of cool.They melted their metal in clay containers called crucibles.But this clay melts at a lower temperature than metal,so they figured out how to temper the clay by adding straw.The straw insulated the clay so that it didn't melt.Adding straw also reduced the cracking that happens when you fire pots.The straw burns away,and there's room for the clay to expand where the straw used to be,so it doesn't crack.We also found some little dish things with powdered steatite on it.We think they used it kind of like Teflom.Steatite doesn't melt at these temperatures,so whatever was on it would slip off instead of melting together with clay. What do you like best about being an archaeologist?I like the combination of physical work and mental work and plain old accounting.I like that sometimes you're inside,sometimes you're outside.Sometimes you're being very scientific.Sometimes you'se just standing there,shoveling dirt.But mostly it's solving puzzles.We all like working out puzzles.I've noticed that a lot of archaeologists like murder mysteries.It's all about curiosity.That's the real draw-you're curious about people that lived before. What do you not like about it?I've managed to avoid all the things I was sure I wouldn't like,like working in swamps and stuff.It's not easy for me to write,but writing is a very important part of what I do,so I'm comstantly trying to be a better writer. What has surprised you the most about being an archaeologist?What I had to get accustomed to is that you never find out the answer,because there are always more questions.And if you don't like surprises,you won't like being an archaeologist.It's one surprise after another.

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破片の中に特に面白い何かがありましたか?1つのものは、ちょっと素晴らしかったですね。彼らは、るつぼと呼ばれる粘土の容器で、金属を溶かしました。しかし、この粘土は金属より低い温度で溶けるので、わらを加えることによって粘土を鍛える方法を、彼らは知ったのです。それが溶けないように、わらは粘土を断熱しました。わらを加えることで、深鍋を焼くとき、起こるひび割れを減らすこともできました。わらは燃えてなくなります、そして、わらが以前あった場所に粘土が拡大する余地ができます、そのために、ひびが入らないのです。我々は、また、その上に粉末状の凍石の付いたいくつかの小さい皿状のものを見つけました。我々は、彼らがそれを一種のテフロンのように用いたと考えています。凍石はこれらの温度では溶けないので、それの上にあるものは何でも、粘土と共に溶けずに、すべり落ちます。 あなたは、考古学者と言う仕事の何が一番好きですか?私は、身体を使う仕事と頭を使う仕事と昔ながらの会計の組合せが好きです。私は、屋内にいる時もあれば、屋外にいる時もあるのが好きです。非常に科学的になる時もあります。ただそこに立って、土をシャベルですくっている時もあります。しかし、大部分、それは、謎解きです。我々、みんなは、謎解きが好きなのです。私は、多くの考古学者が殺人推理小説が好きなことに気がつきました。それは、すべて好奇心なのです。それが、本当の魅力なのです ― 昔に生きていた人々を知りたいと思うのです。 どの様な点が好きではないですか?私は、好きでないと確信する物はすべて、例えば、沼地の様な所で働くと言った様なことは、何とかして避けてきました。私にとって書くことは、簡単ではありませんが、書くことは私がしていることの非常に重要な部分ですから、私は絶えずもっとうまく書こうと努力しています。考古学者をしていて、何があなたを最も驚かせましたか?私が慣れなければならなかったことは、答えが決して出ないということです、と言うのは、常により多くの疑問が出てくるからです。そして、驚きが好きでないならば、あなたは考古学者になることを好まないでしょう。それは、次から次に出てくる驚きの連続だからです。





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