This is one of many pieces of fired daub that were found at the mission site. The temporary buildings erected at the mission in 1757 were made of wattle and daub, the walls being wooden poles stuck into the ground. The chinks between the poles were filled by pressing daub (mud) into them. The daub was strengthened by the addition of grass. When the mission was set on fire, the wood burned, but the fire-hardened daub survived. This daub specimen preserves impressions of the grass that was mixed in to strengthen it.
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