Sometimes meat was only partially defrosted.
For example, one way of preparing meat was to boil it briefly, leaving the center frozen.
So cooked food, or partially cooked food, for ancient Arctic people, was a matter of social preference.
So again, the question is---why did they use ceramic pots to cook their food?
That’s not the only way to cook food, and we’ve already looked at some disadvantages of ceramic pots, so why use them?
Well, first of all, wood for cooking fires was in short supply, and because of the extreme climate, food had to be prepared inside, indoors most of the year.
Therefore, fires had to be small, and cooking methods had to be efficient.
So in regions of the Arctic where wood was scarce, and where the houses could not withstand large fires and did not have good ventilation,
we do find advantages associated with ceramic pots.