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GSBN:Re: Adobe (was: Book)
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- Subject: GSBN:Re: Adobe (was: Book)
- From: Derek Roff derek@...
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 12:15:12 -0600
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I'm interested in Bob's questions, too. Perhaps pre-Moorish earthen
construction in Spain was similar to what we now call cob and/or wattle
and daub. It's also possible that a technique similar to adobe was
used, but the ancient name was replaced by a word introduced by the
If I remember correctly, the Moors entered Spain around 711 AD. There
must be records of the Roman structures in Spain, from earlier periods,
but those would tell us what the foreign elite built, not what "the
people" were building. I wonder how much is known about pre-Moorish
vernacular construction in Spain. Perhaps some of our European members
can enlighten us.
--On March 15, 2007 10:48:22 AM -0700 Bob Theis bob@...
I've read somewhere that the word adobe is the
Spanish corruption of the Arabic al - toub.
Which implies the Moors introduced the technique to Spain. Which begs
the question, what were the Spanish using before the Moors came?
On Mar 15, 2007, at 5:39 AM, AndrÃ© de Bouter wrote:
Just got back from a trip in the Algerian desert (watching adobe
(locally called 'Toub') being covered with or replaced by cement).
let you know when the pictures get on our website.
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