These historic #ceramics were excavated

These historic #ceramics were excavated from Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island, Georgia as part of a 2008 survey that involved both remote sensing and excavations. The artifacts shown here include one sherd of black transfer printed pearlware (upper left), one of annular pearlware (lower left), one of polychrome whiteware (upper middle), and three of #purple transfer printed #pearlware. These artifacts date to the 18th to early 19th centuries, approximately 1780-1830.
Fort Pulaski was constructed between 1828 and 1847 as part of a system of defenses to protect the Atlantic Coast. The men who constructed the building were #military men assigned to duty at Fort Pulaski, skilled and unskilled laborers, and enslaved Africans rented from local plantation owners. They lived in temporary structures near the #fort. Before the construction of Fort Pulaski, there had been two other forts on #Cockspur Island: Fort George and Fort Greene. Previous archeological work and investigations into #historic documents have indicated that Fort Greene may be located in the area of the Workman’s Village. These artifacts contribute to our understanding of the chronology of the area.
SEAC ACC 2219.2
Catalogue #s: FOPU 2955-2957, 2994

This artifact is one of two #stingray sp

This artifact is one of two #stingray spines recovered from the Bog Island site in #Everglades National Park during a 2004 survey of park lands that had been acquired in 1989. The artifact dates to Glades Period IIIa, which spans from approximately 1200-1400. The Glades material culture primarily contains tools made of #bone and shell, which were most widely available in the area. The spine exhibits use wear, indicating that it was a #tool. The top of this #spine is also pegged, which could allow it to be hafted.
SEAC ACC 1928, FS 79.11
Catalogue # 30880

This coin is a #French #douzain, excavat

This coin is a #French #douzain, excavated from the Oyster Bay site at Canaveral National Seashore in 1995. This particular #coin dates to 1552, during the reign of #Henry II, and is made of billon, a silver alloy. The “H” beneath the shield on the front side indicates that the coin was minted at La Rochelle. Several other coins were found in the same area during excavations, perhaps suggesting there was a #cache. Evidence found during the excavations at Oyster Bay suggests that French #sailors were living in the area and producing metal goods for the indigenous populations following a shipwreck in 1565. The Spanish navy had pursued the French survivors; many of the French sailors surrendered, but about 20 of them decided to take their chances at Oyster Bay and forge a new life for themselves.
CANA 1185
FS 14.1, Catalogue # CANA 6938

This #projectile #point was found during

This #projectile #point was found during archeological testing at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District in Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in 2007. This point is referred to as #auriculate because of its two drooping #ears. The point is also serrated and appears to have been re-sharpened numerous times. This artifact most closely resembles a type of point known as Greenbrier, which is part of the Dalton point cluster. These types of points date to the Late or Transitional Paleo-Indian, approximately 10,000 years before present. This represents one of the earliest phase of habitation at #Moccasin Bend, which has nearly 12,000 years of continuous #human occupation.

This artifact is an offset #printing pla

This artifact is an offset #printing plate excavated in 2010 from the Andrew Johnson Homestead in Greenville, Tennessee. The plate is approximately 5×15 cm and is made of an #alloy of lead, tin, and #antimony. These materials were commonly used for #type sets. Although the plate is in an extremely fragile state, it appears to be engraved with the verses of a #poem in very small font set between three decorative figures. This was the second printing plate found at the homestead; the first was excavated in relatively the same area during a 1998 archeological survey. The type was made of lead and inscribed with the words “On Greystone.”
Catalogue # ANJO 6719