Eating Dirt and Terra Sigillata
Jun07

Eating Dirt and Terra Sigillata

“A cloak of loose, soft material, held to the earth’s hard surface by gravity, is all that lies between life and lifelessness.” – Wallace H. Fuller, Soils of the Desert Southwest, 1975 Dirt is a paradox. Children playing in the dirt all day are admonished to wash their hands before eating dinner. But eating dirt, or geophagy, has been pervasive throughout centuries and across diverse cultures. I learned last week...

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