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This Ancient Artisan Was A Woman

In ancient Greece, men made pottery. Women cooked, washed clothes, baked bread, and wove cloth on looms. But archaeologists think at least one woman was a potter. And not just an ordinary potter. She lived about 3,000 years ago on the island of Crete. She died when she was 45 or 50 years old. Researchers examined her bones. Then they studied the muscles of a modern-day woman potter. There were many similarities. The researchers concluded that the skeleton was that of a female master ceramist in antiquity.

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