Lime throughout history | Lhoist - Minerals and lime producerIt then rained and the lime slaked into calcium hydroxide, which reacted with the ashes and sand around the fireplace creating the first ancient mortar. lime foundations in ... Key dates of lime usage. c. 7500 B.C.. The ancient people who lived in the area that is now Jordan, made a plaster from lime and unheated crushed limestone to cover walls, floors and hearths in their homes. ... In southeast England, artisans applied decorative lime plaster to the exterior of timber-framed structures.