Piecing it Together- 12 Unique Artifact Refits

It may be hard to believe, but archaeologists almost never find an object fully intact. These lucky finds are the exception. Refitting is a process used to identify the shape and possible function of broken fragments. In most cases, refitting is done in the lab once all the pieces have been sifted, collected and recorded. If, however, an object was broken after it was deposited, the refitting process is similar to an easy-to-solve puzzle.

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1. Mid Woodland Pottery- Delaware Water Gap, PA

Mid Woodland Pottery on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/09/08/mid-woodland-pottery-delaware-water-gap-pa/

2. Early Woodland Vessel- Quebec, Canada

Early Woodland Vessel on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/08/18/early-woodland-vessel-quebec-canada/

3. Historic Dishware- Pierce-Hichborn House, MA

Historic Dishware on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/07/24/historic-dishware-pierce-hichborn-house-ma/

4. Transfer-Print Mug- Apalachicola, FL

Transfer-Print Mug on America Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/06/27/transfer-print-mug-apalachicola-fl/

5. 19th Century Crock Pot- Tuscon, AZ

19th Century Crock Pot on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/07/13/19th-century-crock-pot-tuscon-az/

6. Mended Bottle- Historic St. Mary’s City, MD

Mended Bottle on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/05/15/mended-bottle-historic-st-marys-city-md/

7. Chinese Porcelain- Stratford Hall, VA

Chinese Porcelain on American Artifacts
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/05/09/chinese-porcelain-stratfor-hall-va/

8. “Swiss” Transferware- Montpelier, VA

“Swiss” Transferware on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/04/25/swiss-transferware-montpelier-va/

9. Knife- Baum’s Landing Site, IN

Historic Knife on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/04/24/knife-baums-landing-site-in/

10. Majolica Dish- Hampton, VA

Majolica Dish on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/03/10/majolica-dish-hampton-va/

11. Revolutionary War Artifacts- Glouster Point, VA

Revolutionary War Artifacts on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/02/10/revolutionary-war-artifacts-glouster-point-va/

12. Prehistoric Ceramic Bowl- Morton Village, IL

Prehistoric Ceramic Bowl on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/02/08/prehistoric-ceramic-bowl-morton-village-il/

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