The small and unexpected made it’s way to our blog last week. Various fragments of shell excavated at College Point, Queens reveal past gender dynamics in procuring food. A rarity in Colorado affirms the simple, yet effective cooking methods of the Puebloans during the 6th century. Most interesting are two objects of functionality from Colonial America- a small book clasp and a series of wig curlers. These artifacts may not be as visually interesting as ceramics, but they do divulge on past narratives of everyday people. Click images below to learn more about these artifacts.
1. Crossmended Wig Curlers- Ferry Farm, VA
2. Basketmaker III Fire Starter- Crow Canyon, CO
3. 17th Century Book Clasp- Jamestown, VA
4. Coastal Camp Ecofacts- Queens, NY
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