Best of Last Week: September 11– 15, 2017

 

Last week’s posts featured a symbolic pipe, trade wares and the most unthinkable object. University of Toronto students discover the Freemasonry past of King’s College Circle based on the relief on a pipe fragment.  Two samples of dishware represented the clash of cultures between colonists and Native Americans in North Carolina and Albany, New York. Similarly, the Shoshone fishhook was a Contact era tool used to catch larger animals for hides instead of fish. Last but not least, archaeologists in Toronto solved a 10 year mystery and discovered the 19th century phenomenon of glass bird fountains. Click images below to learn more about these artifacts.

1. 19th C. Birdcage Fountain- Ontario, Canada

19th C. Birdcage Fountain on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/09/15/19th-c-birdcage-fountain-ontario-canada/

2. Masonic Pipe Bowl- U of Toronto, Canada

Masonic Pipe Bowl on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/09/14/masonic-pipe-bowl-u-of-toronto-canada/

3. Polychrome Pearlware- Catawba, NC

Polychrome Pearlware on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/09/13/polychrome-pearlware-catawba-nc/

4. Colonial Dutch Ceramics- Fort Orange, NY

Colonial Dutch Ceramics on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/09/12/colonial-dutch-ceramics-fort-orange-ny/

5. Historic Fish Hook- Shoshone National Forest, WY

Historic Fish Hook on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/09/11/historic-fish-hook-shoshone-national-forest-wy/

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