Burning sea shells to make quicklime once was a great tradition in the North-Atlantic region. In Millstone Park, Hyllestad (W-Norway), we have built two limekilns, reviving old lime burning traditions, involving craftspeople, volunteers and the public. Recently we burnt sea shells to make lime paint and mortar! Read about the experiment in a new poster and web article.
- Storemyr, P. (2018): Burning sea shells to make quicklime. I Vesterled – Westward Bound. Conference at the University of Bergen, Poster session, 17-18 October 2018. Poster at my academia.edu page
And here’s a longer article at the website of Millstone Park (in Norwegian, and with references):
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