Last week’s news in archaeology explored the history of movement- imports, nomads and the balance between work and home. A marked sherd from a site in Ontario demonstrated the vast exporting network of the Scotland’s Annifield Pottery. Back in the States, Archaeologists trace the migration pattern of Mississippian groups from Tennessee to Virginia based on shell production patterns. Scientists in Niagara, Ontario use material culture to distinguish between the home and work space of a late 19th century apothecary. The smallest of last week’s discoveries included an 18th century musket ball and a glass bottle stopper with metal ornamentation. Both objects are sure to reveal more interesting stories in the months to come. Click images below to learn more about these artifacts.
1. 18th Century Musket Ball- Ontario, Canada
2. Annifield Pottery- Ontario, Canada
3. Mississippian Shell Bead- Carter Robinson Mound, VA
4. Mixed Historic Wares- Niagara Apothecary, Canada
5. Historic Bottle Stopper- Savannah, GA
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