Pottery (c13,000BC) – 1000 Inventions and Discoveries

Having harnessed the power of fire, people were able to make pottery. The first potters only needed to find some soft clay, shape it, and then heat it in a fire. Because an ordinary fire did not heat the clay very evenly, the resulting pots were fragile and not completely waterproof, but they still proved extremely useful.

Pottery from about 15,000 years ago has been found in Japan