Monday, August 23, 2010
Ancient Inspiration? Modern ID Frustration
I Googled various descriptions of these and the closest hit was the potter wasp species who make tiny clay nests that resemble squat wine bottles from the 1700's.
These ain't those.
These remind me more of Greek amphorae jugs on an ancient shipwreck from the Mediterranean Sea.
I'm pretty sure that when our ancient ancestors began making clay pots, the inspiration came from someone looking at nests like these and saying,
"Heyyyyy, ... wait a minute ... what if ... yeah, I could do that ..."
Chime in if you know this species.
In other news, I tossed an entry into the latest Culinary Smackdown, "Battle Sandwich" competition.
It's a Bison sandwich and you can see it over here.