Kossdorff herself says about her work "my figures are subjected to a process of change in which in the end they return to a permanent state of burnt earth
, to stone.
Archaeological remains recovered from the middens include remains of burnt earth
, fragments of human skull, fragmented pottery, bone tools, well-cemented shells and bone residues.
There they unearthed three large funeral vessels of clay resembling boats, each the size of a human body and containing burnt earth
, as well as fragments of pots made with the potter's wheel and filled with funeral ashes, and tools made of the special iron-rich stones.
is a valuable material for improving soil quality, especially since it is weed free while garden compost is invariably stuffed with weed seed waiting to germinate.
I couldn't work out what it was and then I saw the budget and I realised it was a burnt earth
Other cultural items include animal bones (some of which are burnt, and include fish, rat, cuscus, reptile and, from near the surface, two enamel fragments of a juvenile pig tooth), shell (mainly the intertidal flat, mangrove species Polymesoda erosa, Cerithidea obtusa and Nerita balteata), burnt earth
, and burnt wood and nutshell fragments.
Equally, one urban escapee unusually chose a 60s Airstream aluminium trailer to explore the American desert and enjoy nature's scorching desert skies and burnt earth
At that time, roses were also fertilized with bones (whole, crushed, powdered or acid-dissolved), burnt earth
(clay soil incinerated on a bonfire of garden prunings, tree stumps and weeds), wood ashes or soot, night soil (human waste), sodium nitrate (mined in Chile) and bird guano (scraped off islands along the coasts of Peru, Bolivia and Patagonia).
has a rusty brown surface, with clear patches of a mouldy green showing underneath.