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Temper Type (Descriptive Attribute)
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Material inclusions are added to clay in order to increase resistance to thermal stress. Common temper types are fibers (grass), grit (including sand), grog, and shell. Tempers were identified through microscope analysis of fresh breaks. Grit tempers of various sizes are most common for Valdivia pottery.
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Sarah M Rowe. (2016) "Temper Type". In Virtual Valdivia. Sarah M Rowe (Ed). Released: 2016-08-12. Open Context. <>

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