Mineral Pigments


     The site is unusual because of the number of pieces of mineral pigments. Excavations found 378 pieces of limonite (top) that make a bright yellow color and 127 pieces of hematite (bottom) that make a red color. People could grind up these soft stones and possibly mix the powder with animal oil. Then they could paint the pigment on people, on pots or on other artifacts.


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