Here's an interesting topic. I expect most Americans will recall the derivation of the name Assiniboin, but this, of course, a practice with some geographical sweep and temporal depth.

Reconstruction archaeology on stone-boiling:

Experiments by Michael O'Kelly on the basis of Irish prehistoric evidence have shown that 100 gallons of water in a wooden-lined pit could be brought to the boil by this means in a mere 30-35 minutes. A 10lb. piece of meat could be cooked in 3 hours 40 minutes.