Slide Title

A Rural Kiln (1 of 5)

Creator

David Baxter

Slide ID

CV-88-103

_pkUnique ID

CV88103

Slide Date

1-1-1988

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Island

Boa Vista

Province or Jurisdiction

CV88103

Date

January 1988

Description

A rural kiln designed by the German geologist Matias Heine who is thought to have lived in Boa Vista during the mid 1980's. The purpose of this kiln is to bake the local "cal" or limestone more efficiently than traditional methods in order to make cement. Matias Heine is remembered as a friend of the people of Cape Verde. It is possible that this kiln is located on the outskirts of Praia de Chaves, as it is known on the island of Boa Vista for its ruins of old kilns.

Keywords

kiln, Boa Vista, Matias Heine, ruins

Notes

Notes by David Baxter http://www.capeverdeinfo.org.uk/island_boa_vista.htm Retrieved 21 March 2013

Copyright

Rhode Island College

Box

1

Folder

11

Keywords

kiln, Boa Vista, Matias Heine, ruins

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