In most cases, however, the latter tendency is guarded against, in making up the paste for moulding, by adding to the fresh clay a certain proportion of burnt material of the same kind, such as old bricks or potsherds, ground to a coarse powder.
Smaller elliptical houses were found near by, with geometric potsherds, bronzes, and a few iron weapons.
It contained potsherds which are said to range from " Troy I."
A relief figure in stone, some pavements, potsherds, coins and burials have been found, but nothing to indicate an important station.
The bedding plants generally may be potted in this way, the advantage being that at planting-out time there is less risk of disturbing the roots than if there were potsherds to remove.