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Texture was the focal point for last week’s objects on American Artifacts Blog. We start our review with a mysterious token from a site in Windsor, Connecticut. State archaeologists are currently investigating the origins of the copper piece with several…

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Marbles are one of the most common artifacts found at historic sites. Not only are they evidence of children’s play, they are also a great indicator of wealth. Prior to the production glass aggies in the late 1800’s, most marbles were handmade using…

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Laboratory analysis of artifacts from the "blacksmith shop" at 19th century Fort Washita in Bryan County continues. These pieces of dark olive glass have some pretty impressive patina that resembles gold leaf! #archaeology #oklahoma #historicalarchaeology

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Excerpt from Post: Finally had a chance to take some lab shots of this summer’s copper token from the Ellsworth Site in Windsor. I’ve talked to at least one expert who was unable to ID it and have spent a few hours looking for something comparable online…

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Check out this beautiful, cobalt, triangle-shaped POISON bottle! Can you tell us why these poison bottles are usually so vibrant and textured!? Bonus points if you know why they stopped making them like this around the 1930s. #archaeology #poison #glass

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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…

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Popularly known as “arrowheads”, projectile points are what’s left of early Native American weaponry. American Artifacts Blog has featured six projectile points starting from the earliest period (Paleoindian) to pre-Colonial Contact (Mississippian).…

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Excerpt- Before our crossmending could commence, the curlers had to be washed, cataloged, and labeled. Then, all of the labeled curler fragments could be compared and evaluated for crossmending. Previous analysis revealed that the assemblage included nine…
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