Beneath the Soil: Archaeology!


I’m working this summer at an archaeological site in South Berwick, Maine, and I’ll be updating this page with each day’s most interesting finds!  We are digging at the site of a late 17th century – mid 18th century tavern, and possible garrison that was in use during the French and Indian Wars

July 8th 2014

Gun Cock

Gun Cock

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    A circa 1690 gun cock from a musket, with the flint still in it!

Which would have looked something like this…

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July 9th 2014

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A jaw harp, circa 1750

July 14th, 2014

What’s for Dinner?

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Animal bones and shells, thrown out with the trash after dinner, c. mid 1700’s.

Seen here are oyster and clam shells, and cow and pig bones

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Animal teeth, from left to right, cow, sheep, and pig.

July 15, 2014

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On the left, a Tudor Rose button, and on the right a cufflink with a cut glass ‘gem’

 

 

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