Beside her right ankle scientists found a clay anvil and a shell holding two
round pebbles. Throughout the occupation of Khok Phanom Di, people made
beautiful pots—masterpieces indeed—with the help of clay anvils and
paddles. Also, they probably brought out the pots' lustrous, burnished sheen by
using the pebbles to brush the surface of the clay before firing. The robust
muscle markings on the Princess's wrist bones, and the grave's clay anvil,
burnishing stones, and unfired clay cylinders—probably a way of storing clay
before shaping it into finished pots—all suggest that she was a potter.