Thursday, September 25, 2008

Odd Artifacts

So as I clean up the catalog I have come across some of the odd artifacts that we found during shovel test surveys and field sessions, and thought I'd share them with you.

Besides the miscellaneous pieces of plastic, metal and rubber that we come across here are a few of the more interesting ones:

- A piece of a vinyl record was found outside of Stagg Hall
- Mechanical pencils (could a past archaeologist have left it on site??!!)
- Metal springs
- Plastic "diamond" ring
- Plastic Hand - from a toy?
- Wig Curlers - interesting but still odd, especially if you've seen an advertisement for them!
- Gears to a Clock
- Lamp Chimney
- Lightening Rod Insulator
- Cast Iron Stove parts
- Keys
- Snow White Souvenir Spoon
- Eyeglasses

These are just a few of the odd but still interesting and relevant artifacts that we have found during our time in Port Tobacco. I have no doubt that we will find more in the future and honestly can't wait to see what we come across!

- Peter

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