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Wattle and Daub - March 2011

posted 11 May 2011, 05:30 by Lorna Slater
Wattle and daub has been used for at least 6,000 years, and is still an
important construction material in many parts of the world. Many historic
buildings include wattle and daub construction.  Wattle and daub is a
building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of
wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually
made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw.
 
The children went out onto the playing field to find the right materials,
and using a woven lattice of wooden strips, were able to make their
own walls.  This was a fantastic learning experience for them.
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