Why did early humans make pottery? How did they learn to make pottery?
Answer to be written in the exam:
Vessels were needed to
store grains, liquids, and cooked food
and needed to be capable of withstanding heat as well.
Humans learned to
make clay pottery
, which was shaped by hand, and then baked in a fire.
enabled them to make pots of
different shapes and sizes
in much lesser time. Later, they started glazing and decorating the pots.
- We're not entirely sure how they learned to make pottery , but they likely observed natural clay deposits and experimented with molding them into useful shapes.