Marble Graniteware- Brighton Reservation, FL

Metal objects like this enameled tea pot are rare finds. Find out more about our #artifactofthemonth: https://t.co/bVUGy2lBwh #museummonday pic.twitter.com/u73ikY9ZvJ — Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum (@ahtahthiki1) May 1, 2017 Follow American Artifacts on TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM for more artifacts posted throughout the day Continue reading Marble Graniteware- Brighton Reservation, FL

“STERLING” Bucket-Fremont, WY

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UWAR ARTIFACT OF THE WEEK!!!!!!

This historic metal bucket was found in Fremont County at the Olge 5 site (48FR1185), a multicomponent archaeological site in the middle of Wyoming with both prehistoric and historic artifacts. Historic artifacts that were important for dating the site and that were considered “rare” were collected, including this bucket. Upon reviewing the collected historic artifacts, such as tools and bones, it was determined that this site was once a sheepherder’s camp, either in the late 19th or early 20th centuries. This metal pail was one of the largest artifacts found at this site and is marked with the word “STERLING,” which could help trace the manufacturing origin of this bucket. Other important tools on this site including a salt can, tobacco can, and milk can were also collected. In what ways do you think that this bucket could have been used at the camp?

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Cape Clasp- Benedictine Monastery and Freedmen School Site, GA

 Cope hook, or clasp for a cape-like liturgical vestment worn by monks during a benediction, found on site at the Benedictine Monastery and Freedmen School. Read more about the excavations on Skidway Island here: https://diggingsavannah.org/2017/02/23/savannah-archaeology-in-perspective/ Follow American Artifacts for up-to-date discoveries in archaeology … Continue reading Cape Clasp- Benedictine Monastery and Freedmen School Site, GA

Fort Gibson Sword

Historic Officer’s Sword- Fort Gibson, OK

From the Ft Gibson collection: officer’s sword hilt found in a privy in 2009 #oklahoma #archaeology #history pic.twitter.com/k13Nsp4rhW — OKArchSurvey (@OKArchSurvey) January 31, 2017 Follow American Artifacts for up-to-date discoveries in archaeology Support the Open Artifact for shared images of artifact collections Visit … Continue reading Historic Officer’s Sword- Fort Gibson, OK