Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Just a Spoonful

Cataloging of the 1970s excavation artifacts is almost finished, but my last bag of the day included these two spoon fragments.

Both are made of latten (pronounced lateen), which is a type of copper alloy used until the 19th century.

The smaller one is the bowl and drop (where the stem and bowl meet). It is about the size of my thumb and may have been a sugar spoon. The other is just the stem and shoulders. Only a slight curve reveals it to be part of a spoon.

Both were found somewhere between the Courthouse and the Creek.


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