A Civilization advance.
The invention of pottery was essential to the development of agricultural societies. To get the most out of seasonal crops and domesticated animals, a tribe needed sturdy, waterproof containers in which to store and protect surplus food. The discoveries of the properties of clay, the kiln, and the potter's wheel made dependable containers possible.
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Pot"ter*y (?), n.; pl. Potteries (#). [F. poterie, fr. pot. See Pot.]

1.

The vessels or ware made by potters; earthenware, glazed and baked.

2.

The place where earthen vessels are made.

 

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