Splanchna 1lb 6.3oz
All splanchna except the heart were cut in order to make them easier to place on the spit
Altar Size: 4 across each row and 4 rows deep
Events after lighting the fire: (The time given is the time after the fire was started. The format is hour:minute:second, hour will be excluded if an hour has not passed.)
We adjusted the fat wood on the altar after it was lit in order to help the fire spread as the outside pieces of wood were not catching on fire.
11:10 – The thighbone and the tail were placed on the altar
16:25 – The tail started to flatten
20:45 – The tail started to curve upwards
Note/Observation: Despite the clear burst of flame evident in the photo, we did not notice the thighbone catching on fire until roughly two minutes later, this may be because of the wind that was occurring and the picture just happening to capture a moment where the flame was perfectly vertical. This picture takes place roughly two minutes before 23:50.
23:50 – The thighbone starts to catch on fire
Constant sizzling is heard from this point onward
The splanchna were placed on a flat spit shortly before being placed on the fire
32:00 – The splanchna are held over the fire
~37:00 – The wood on the altar starts to collapse
41:16 – The splanchna are removed to eat, temperature slightly above 120
While splanchna were being cut the tail snapped in half at some point before 50 minutes
The heart was placed back over the flame in order to cook some more, the other splanchna were cooked enough
53:00 – The heart is removed again in order to be eaten
59:30 – The thighbone and the tail are quenched with wine
1:01:00 – The thighbone is removed and then quenched a second time as it was still on fire
Total Time: 1 hour and 1 minute
The next day the bones were retrieved from the fire pit where they were left overnight.
Remains of bones from all groups