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Daub

Artifact

Daub

Daub

Artifacts
44-1 FS#: Whitewashed daub  
44-2 FS#: Daub with flat-sided wood impression  
44-3 FS#: Daub with wattle impression  
44-4 FS#: Daub with wattle impression  

Notes:

Daub

Daub is clay that was used to plaster over walls made from a wattle framework. It was often mixed with organic material, such as Spanish moss, which acted as a temper to strengthen the clay.

At San Luis, daub is most commonly associated with Hispanic buildings. The fragments can be highly diagnostic and reveal much about a building: the size and orientation of its wattle framework; how the wattles were lashed together; the thickness of its walls; and whether or not it was whitewashed and/or burned.

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