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Nails

Nails

Nails: Nails lettered A-F are hand wrought. That means each shank was made by...

Creamware teapot

Creamware teapot

This is a portion of a cylindrical teapot with handle attachments. The vessel...

Pearlware saucer with blue transfer print design

Pearlware saucer with...

This saucer has a bucolic scene of a tavern in the woods with three men in th...

Bone Buttons

Bone Buttons

These are simple bone discs of varying sizes. They probably were locally made...


Wampum, cylindrical

Wampum, cylindrical

This is a cylindrical bead (and a fragment of a second bead) with small bore ...

Hand-painted saucer

Hand-painted saucer

Pearlware saucer with delicate hand-painted decoration. This is a fine exampl...

Creamware dinner plate

Creamware dinner plate

Creamware dinner plate with raised rim.

Silver ear bob

Silver ear bob

Single suspended silver bob on a silver wire coil.


Sewing Needles

Sewing Needles

Three needles were found in excavations at the Lot 35 Tavern. These are made ...

English and French gunflints

English and French gu...

Six gunflints were found at Davidsonville. Four are honey-colored French flin...

Eyeglass Frame

Eyeglass Frame

Iron (steel) eyeglass frame of a type popular from 1730 to 1820 (Fleishman 20...

Iron fork, Fork with bone handles, Part of an iron fork

Iron fork, Fork with ...

Two tine iron fork with flat tang and bone handle plates, with cross-hatched ...


Kettle Leg

Kettle Leg

This is a fragment from an iron cooking kettle. The presence of legs allowed ...

Straight Pins

Straight Pins

Many straight pins and pin fragments were found in the fill from Feature 1 at...

Powder flask part

Powder flask part

A powder flask was used to store and keep gunpowder dry until it was needed. ...

1772 Spanish 1 real coin with perforation

1772 Spanish 1 real c...

This is a one real Charles III milled portrait coin. The back side of the coi...


Pearlware Platter fragment

Pearlware Platter fra...

Two large pieces remain of this oval platter with green shell-edge decoration...

Glass bead

Glass bead

The coloration in this drawn bead was created when additional layers were app...

Hand-painted pearlware tea cup

Hand-painted pearlwar...

One of a set of twelve tea cups and saucers with blue and brown hand-painted ...

Spur fragment

Spur fragment

Steel spur fragment. Rowel is missing.


Thimbles

Thimbles

Five brass thimbles were found in Feature 1. They range in size from 11.4 mm ...

Hand-painted pearlware tea cup

Hand-painted pearlwar...

Tea cup hand-painted in blue. A matching saucer has also been found.

Glass bead

Glass bead

The shape of this turquoise hollow cane bead was modified into facets by grin...

Teapot handle

Teapot handle

Typical example of the gnarled, tree branch-shaped handles and spouts, called...


Candle holders

Candle holders

At left is a molded cuprous candle holder. There are molded raised lines enci...

Glass medicine vial, Bordeaux style wine bottle, Redware storage pot, Chestnut 16-rib pocket flask, Redware bottle, Quart beer-style bottle

Glass medicine vial, ...

Light green glass apothecary vial, missing only a portion of the flanged lip....

Half Spanish 8 real coin

Half Spanish 8 real coin

This Spanish silver coin was cut in half, making a 4 real coin. It has a port...

Hand-painted pearlware saucer fragments

Hand-painted pearlwar...

The painted designs on these saucer fragments match those on the tea cup 2004...


Hand-painted saucers

Hand-painted saucers

Hand-painted pearlware saucer with yellow and brown floral sprigs. (Upper Cen...

Glass bead

Glass bead

This is a very small, opaque, black bead made using the hollow cane technique.

US Half Dollar coin

US Half Dollar coin

This is a half dollar that has been cut to form a "bit," piece. In colonial A...

Keys and Lock Hardware

Keys and Lock Hardware

Images A and B show iron keys that were used in either door locks, a padlocks...


Pearlware plate with blue shell-edge design

Pearlware plate with ...

This is a partially reconstructed plate with blue shell-edge decoration.

Hinges

Hinges

Iron butt hinges: Butt hinges became available around 1800. They were differe...

Creamware Dinner Plate

Creamware Dinner Plate

This small dinner plate has a raised rim. Most of the sherds have been scorch...

Hand-painted pearlware vessel fragments

Hand-painted pearlwar...

These sherds may be from a handleless tea cup. Their hand-painted design is a...


Pearlware muffin with blue transfer print design

Pearlware muffin with...

This small plate is decorated with a pattern called View of the Imperial Park...

Plain creamware bowl

Plain creamware bowl

This reconstructed bowl has a raised footring. The hemispherical shape of thi...

Pearlware dinner plate

Pearlware dinner plate

Pearlware plate with green shell-edge design. The edging is impressed and coc...

White metal Military Buttons

White metal Military ...

These buttons are cast and made from white metal (light colored alloys). The ...


Stamped brass buttons

Stamped brass buttons

This flat disk with eye soldered to the back is the most common type found in...

Glass bead

Glass bead

This light cherry rose bead fragment is an example of a wire-wound bead. This...

Pearlware saucer with blue transfer print design

Pearlware saucer with...

Many of the sherds from this saucer are badly scorched from burning. The patt...

Teapot lid

Teapot lid

This teapot lid (finial is missing) is a type of ceramic ware called Jackfiel...


Jewelry items

Jewelry items

Images A-D are the center medallions from several pendants of varying sizes t...

Brass

Brass "Bullet" Buttons

This is an interesting two-piece, nearly spherical button referred to as a "b...

Decorated metal buttons

Decorated metal buttons

These are cuprous buttons with die-stamped designs. We know this because ther...

Pearlware muffin

Pearlware muffin

A muffin is a small dinner plate measuring between 6 and 8 inches across. Thi...


Wampum, spherical

Wampum, spherical

This is also a wampum bead, but in a spherical form. It has a large diameter ...

Mouth Harps

Mouth Harps

Mazrim (2007:237-238) reports that, the name for jews harps is said to have c...

Redware Pitcher fragments ?

Redware Pitcher fragm...

These sherds are from a redware vessel with a maroon glaze on its exterior, a...

Scissors

Scissors

The nearly whole pair of scissors at left was found in the Lot 35 tavern cell...


Iron, pewter, and pewter alloy spoon fragments

Iron, pewter, and pew...

A variety of spoons and spoon fragments have been found at Davidsonville. Of ...

Musket ramrod pipe

Musket ramrod pipe

This cast brass ramrod pipe is one of only two gun parts found at Davidsonvil...

Pearlware Saucer fragments

Pearlware Saucer frag...

This assortment of sherds from saucers illustrates the range of colors and de...

Shell button

Shell button

These two examples are simple shell discs with two holes. They are flat, with...


Faceted Glass Button

Faceted Glass Button

This is a domed, faceted button made of clear glass. The eye was inserted int...

Stirrup

Stirrup

Heavy iron stirrup with solid sides. The platform is oval with a figure eight...

Pearlware platter

Pearlware platter

Oval-shaped pearlware platter with evenly scalloped blue shell-edge decoration.

Sauce tureen lid

Sauce tureen lid

Lid from a pearlware condiment storage vessel with blue shell-edge decoration...


Creamware teapot lid

Creamware teapot lid

This creamware lid fits the teapot described above. Note the vent hole for al...

Lead Balls and Shot

Lead Balls and Shot

This array of lead shot comes from excavations in lots around the town site. ...

Sauceboat/Pitcher/Teapot Handle

Sauceboat/Pitcher/Tea...

Hand-painted with a design of blue flowers, stems, and leaves, this pearlware...

Fragment from an English swivel gun

Fragment from an Engl...

This is part of an exploded swivel gun, most likely English in design, dating...


Snaffle or Watering Bit

Snaffle or Watering Bit

A snaffle bit is the most common bit for horseback riding. It consists of a b...

Lead Stock

Lead Stock

One incremented or incised piece of lead was found in Feature 1, Lot 35. Whil...

Hand-painted pearlware tea cup

Hand-painted pearlwar...

This tea cup is decorated with stylized flowers, leaves and stems in bright s...

Hand-painted pearlware handleless tea cup (blue,
green and brown)

Hand-painted pearlwar...

This pearlware tea cup has a delicate floral hand-painted decoration. There i...


Hand-painted pearlware handleless tea cup (blue, gold, green, brown)

Hand-painted pearlwar...

This is a handleless tea cup decorated with a brightly colored hand-painted f...

Redware bottle

Redware bottle

This attractive vessel is redware with a clear lead glaze. Redware is a type ...

Redware pot

Redware pot

This large redware vessel would have been used to store foods such as lard, h...

Undersized quart beer-style bottles (dark green glass)

Undersized quart beer...

One reconstructed cylindrical English bottle and fragments of at least one ot...


Bordeaux-style wine bottle (green glass)

Bordeaux-style wine b...

This light green cylindrical bottle was reconstructed from fragments found in...

Spanish Charles III pistareen, silver coin (1776, 2 Real)

Spanish Charles III p...

This whole silver coin is known as a head pistareen. Pistareens were minted i...

Forks

Forks

Forks were not commonly used in England until the eighteenth century. Forks w...

Knives

Knives

This photograph illustrates table knives and folding knife fragments found at...


Dice and marble

Dice and marble

Three dice were found below the tavern in Lot 35. Die A is included in the D...

Piece of eight

Piece of eight

" Finding Spanish coins on early American archeological sites is fairly commo...

"Piazza" Document

The original copy of this document is with the Lawrence County Circuit Cou...

Glass bead

Glass bead

The second manufacturing technique used in the creation of hand-made glass be...


Hand-painted pearlware saucer

Hand-painted pearlwar...

Saucer that matches tea cup 2004-666-76.

Lead Sprue

Lead Sprue

This image illustrates six lead sprue found in Lot 35. Sprue is the opening t...