Elizabeth Stone on wed 3 nov 10
I am an archaeologist who is hoping to go back to Iraq for a new resear=3D
project. One of the types of artifacts that we frequently find are unb=3D
clay tablets. To conserve them we need to bake them.
When we could last work in Iraq I imported a lightweight kiln that we w=3D
able to power using the local bottled gas used for cooking. Our method=3D
to bring the kiln up to 100 C slowly, leave it at that temperature for =3D
hours (a rather sleepless night) and then bring it up to 750C slowly, t=3D
cooling down slowly. It worked a treat.
I am hoping that you can suggest a kiln that might work (I am including=3D
photo of our old kiln). It does need to be light, portable and to run =3D
bottled gas (though we juryrigged that). And we need a thermocouple.
Any suggestions would be most gratefully received.(See attached file: k=3D
Elizabeth C. Stone
Department of Anthropology
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4364
Phone: (631) 632-7627
Fax: (631) 632-9165