Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America

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Cited in virtually every Colonial-era site study of North America, A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America holds a place of honor among historical archaeologists. It is a classic, highly sought after handbook for the professional archaeologist, museum curator, antiques dealer, collector, or social historian. Though first published more than thirty years ago, Ivor Noel Hume's guide continues to be the most useful and accurate reference on the identification of artifacts recovered from British colonial sites. This...
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Overview

Cited in virtually every Colonial-era site study of North America, A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America holds a place of honor among historical archaeologists. It is a classic, highly sought after handbook for the professional archaeologist, museum curator, antiques dealer, collector, or social historian. Though first published more than thirty years ago, Ivor Noel Hume's guide continues to be the most useful and accurate reference on the identification of artifacts recovered from British colonial sites. This edition contains a new preface, and updated references, in addition to the original 102 photographs and line drawings. With a list of forty-three categories, including buttons, cutlery, stoneware, and firearms, collectors and curators of early American artifacts will find this book insightful, informative, and indispensable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679724605
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/16/1991
  • Edition description: 1st Vintage Books ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Signposts to the Past 3
An Alphabetical Guide to the Artifacts
Armor 49
Bayonets 49
Beads 53
Bellarmines 55
Bells 58
Bottles, Glass Liquor 60
Bottles, Glass Pharmaceutical 72
Bottles, Pottery 76
Bricks and Brickwork 80
Buckles 84
Buttons and Sleeve Buttons 88
Candlesticks and Lighting Accessories 93
Geramics, American 98
Ceramics, British 102
Ceramics, European 138
Chamber Pots, Bedpans, and Closestool Pans 145
Clocks and Clockcases 150
Coins, Tokens, and Jettons 154
Combs 174
Cooking Vessels of Iron and Copper Alloys 175
Cutlery and Spoons 177
Drinking Glasses and Decanters 184
Drug Pots, Jars, and Pill Tiles 203
Firearms and Gunflints 211
Flowerpots and Bell Glasses 223
Furniture Hardware 227
Glass, Window 233
Hinges 235
Horseshoes and Horse Furniture 237
Locks and Padlocks 243
Nails 252
Pins, Needles, and Thimbles 254
Porcelain, Chinese 257
Rings, Finger 265
Scissors 267
Seals, Lead 269
Silver, Marks on English and American 271
Spades and Hoes 274
Stoneware, Rhenish 276
Tiles, Delft and Other Wares 285
Tiles, Roofing 294
Tobacco Pipes and Smoking Equipment 296
Toys 313
Wig Curlers 321
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