Mud mortar

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One of the earliest and simplest mortars used for building. Mud mortars were usually local alluvial materials of Clay and Sand. Sometimes and organic material such as Humus or chopped Straw was added to make an Adobe-like paste.

Synonyms and Related Terms

torchis (Fr.); lama (Port.); clay mortar (AAT); adobe; mud plaster; mud-plaster; mortier d'argile (Fr.)

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • A.Lucas, J.R.Harris, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries, Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd., London, 4th edition, 1962