Artifacts are meaningless without context and archaeologists are especially meticulous about retaining this data. The location of an object can reveal who, how and when a space was used over time.
Cultural context played a key roll in our most recent posts. The date on a bottle marks the end of an era for a Utah resort. Ceramic dolls convey a lighter side to living in an all-girl’s boarding school. Coffin hardware, in Kentucky, established the social status of a former Senate member. Also in Kentucky, glass household items suggest that the site was occupied by a family with children.
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