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What did she do to gain such prestige?
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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.



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