Prehistorically, aboriginals cooked meat and had a warm ’soup’ without the use of permanent vessels.  A recently fleshed hide was supported in a rock box and filled with water.  Since fires were always present in prehistoric camps, the heated rocks were added to the water and very quickly the ’soup’ was prepared.  Classes without fleshed hides can use a plastic pail to repeat this activity and grasp the concept.
John Jamieson

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