Re: [ANE-2] a new method to date pottery
- Could you explain how ceramics react "chemically" after being removed
from the kiln? Ceramics can certainly absorb moisture from the air but I
am at a loss to know under what conditions they react chemically under
normal conditions. Consider that clay crucibles were used for molten
metal which might be considered an extreme condition in the use of clay.
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>Fired clay ceramics start to react chemically with atmospheric moisture
>as soon as it is removed from the kiln.