Ochre

Archaeological ochre use and experimental ochre use
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Grinding use-wear (left) and grinding and rubbing use-wear (righ) on (modern) ochre piece. Grinding was performed on a sandstone slab and the piece on the right was then rubbed against animal hide. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss

Grinding use-wear (left) and grinding and rubbing use-wear (righ) on (modern) ochre piece. Grinding was performed on a sandstone slab and the piece on the right was then rubbed against animal hide. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss

Faceted surface on  a ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Faceted surface on a ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Smoothed ochre surface after rubbing on dry human skin. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss

Smoothed ochre surface after rubbing on dry human skin. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss

Ground (modern) ochre - hematite - piece showing metallic lustre in the grinding striations. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Ground (modern) ochre - hematite - piece showing metallic lustre in the grinding striations. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Smoothed ochre surface after rubbing on dry human skin. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss

Smoothed ochre surface after rubbing on dry human skin. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss

Grinding and rubbing use-wear on (modern) ochre piece. Grinding was performed on a sandstone slab and the piece was then rubbed dry on human skin. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss

Grinding and rubbing use-wear on (modern) ochre piece. Grinding was performed on a sandstone slab and the piece was then rubbed dry on human skin. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss

Grinding and rubbing use-wear on (modern) ochre piece. grinding was performed on a sandstone slab and the piece was then rubbed wet on animal hide. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss.

Grinding and rubbing use-wear on (modern) ochre piece. grinding was performed on a sandstone slab and the piece was then rubbed wet on animal hide. Experimentally utilised by Tammy Hodgskiss.

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab


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Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Ground, faceted (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Ground, faceted (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Ground (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally ground by Tammy Hodgskiss by grinding on a sandstone slab

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a sharp stick

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a sharp stick

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

Engraved (modern) ochre piece. Experimentally engraved by Tammy Hodgskiss using a stone flake

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