Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ürgüp, Turkey

 It looks so simple today, but the invention of the potters wheel represented a major step forward in civilization, and that was at least 5,000 years ago.  Don't you wonder how much different his pot is than the one made by his ancestors in the Bronze Age?  [2007]


  1. It's amazing the longevity of pottery and other material culture surviving over time. It makes me think of something in one of the class letters about the Inca pottery and yet they had no potter's wheel. Anthropologists, geographers, and other social scientists crave the tales that material culture can tell. Penny from GeoConnects.

  2. Inca pottery. Imagine what pottery would like like without a potters wheel (or any wheel). Then go to the web and find out. The contrast could be fashioned into a good discovery activity for your classes. Maybe a joint project with your art teacher.