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
2. Masonic Pipe Bowl- U of Toronto, Canada
3. Polychrome Pearlware- Catawba, NC
4. Colonial Dutch Ceramics- Fort Orange, NY
5. Historic Fish Hook- Shoshone National Forest, WY
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