Excerpt from Object Record- The bottle is part of a wooden medical chest (.991) with a handle on each side and a drawer at the bottom. An inscription on the top of the chest reads: “Presented by the City of … Continue reading Medicinal Bottle & Contents- Amer. Civil War Mus.,VA
Conical glass lamp (KM 5930) with bone dice. Archival photo (5.3012) shows dice inside cup. Found in courtyard B121K/House C84#KMA200 pic.twitter.com/re81IEgXBz — Kelsey Museum (@kelseymuseum) May 9, 2017 Submit to American Artifacts email@example.com Follow American Artifacts TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM Continue reading Lamp and Dice- Kelsey Museum, MI
Bone awls and perhaps fasteners (pins) from the [Joseph] Boyle site in the former Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co. < Wood Collection. #HamOnt pic.twitter.com/o2qfXvuOzR — Sust Archaeology MIP (@SustArchMIP) April 25, 2017 Follow American Artifacts on TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM for more … Continue reading Bone Awls- Ontario, Canada
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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Excerpt- As it turns out, this blurriness is not due to a manufacturing error or the effects of the elements, rather it is a decorative style known as “flow blue.” The name refers to the blue glaze that “flowed” as … Continue reading Flow Blue Ceramics- MSU Campus, MI
Excerpt- After World War II, toy cap guns became popular and one of the largest cap gun manufacturers was Nichols. The company started in 1946 by two brothers out of Texas and continued producing toy cap guns until 1965. This … Continue reading Toy Cap Gun- Snake Road Site, FL
Excerpt from Rob Hunter, Editor of Ceramics in America- This circa 1640 Portuguese majolica dishware recovered from property on the Hampton River believed to have been part of the glebe lands set aside for clergy members assigned to the Kecoughtan … Continue reading Majolica Dish- Hampton, VA
Early 20th-century light bulbs. The history and archaeology of technology! #oldcollections A post shared by UMBArchaeology (@umbarchaeology) on Mar 6, 2017 at 5:06am PST Follow American Artifacts for up-to-date discoveries in archaeology Support the Open Artifact for shared images of artifact collections Visit … Continue reading 20th Century Light Bulbs- UMass Boston, MA
#TBT This Chinese Brownware Soy Pot was used to transport, store soy sauce from China to America during the late #1800s. #LTBMU #Artifacts pic.twitter.com/ahtXHIcq7F — Lake Tahoe USFS (@LakeTahoeUSFS) February 23, 2017 Follow American Artifacts for up-to-date discoveries in archaeology Support the … Continue reading Soy Sauce Pot- Lake Tahoe, CA
Flat bottomed storage jug from the Emanuel Point shipwreck found off Pensacola! So cool to see the actual objects in person! A post shared by FPAN West Central (@fpanwestcentral) on Mar 3, 2017 at 2:07pm PST Follow American Artifacts for up-to-date discoveries … Continue reading Flat Bottom Jug- Emmanuel Point, FL
Excerpt A Berlin Swirl plate bears a British registered design mark indicating a production date of December 18th, 1856; It was produced by Mayer Brothers & Elliot. Mayer Brothers & Elliot produced ceramics under that name between 1855-1858. They changed … Continue reading Berlin Swirl Plate-MSU Campus, MI