New Discoveries at Jamestown eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 57 pages of information about New Discoveries at Jamestown.

PART TWO.  Daily Life at Jamestown 300 Years Ago As Revealed by Recovered Objects

  Building Hardware
  Wall and Fireplace Tile
  Roofing Materials
  Plaster and Mortar
  Ornamental Plasterwork
House Furnishings
  Lighting Devices
  Fireplace Accessories
  Cooking Utensils and Accessories
Table Accessories
  Knives, Forks, and Spoons
  Pottery and Porcelain
    Lead-glazed Earthenware
    English Sgraffito-ware (a slipware)
    English Slip-decorated-ware
    English Redware with Marbled Slip Decoration
    Italian Maiolica
    Spanish Maiolica
    Salt-glazed Stoneware
  Metalware Eating and Drinking Vessels
  Glass Drinking Vessels
  Glass Wine and Gin Bottles
  Food Storage Vessels and Facilities
Clothing and Footwear
Artisans and Craftsmen
  The Carpenter
  The Cooper
  The Woodcutter and Sawyer
  The Ironworker
  The Blacksmith
  The Boatbuilder
  The Potter
  The Glassblower
  The Brickmaker and Tilemaker
  The Limeburner
  Other Craftsmen
Home Industries
  Spinning and Weaving
  Malting and Brewing
  Dairying and Cheesemaking
  Associated Industries
Military Equipment
  Swords, Rapiers, and Cutlasses
  Light Armor and Siege Helmet
Amusements and Pastimes
  Archery and Hunting
  Music and Dancing
  Boats and Ships
  Horses, Wagons, and Carriages
    Bits and Bridle Ornaments
    Spurs and Stirrups
    Horseshoes and Currycombs
    Branding Irons
    Wagons and Carriage Parts
  Indian Trade
    Pots and Pans
    Brass Casting Counters or Jettons
    Miscellaneous Items
  English and Foreign Trade
    Lead Bale Clips
    Piers and Wharfs

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[Illustration:  Jamestown island, VirginiaOn this small island—­half Forest and half Marsh—­was planted the English colony of which Raleigh and Gilbert dreamed.]


Exploration:  The Ground Yields Many Things

By John L. Cotter
Supervising Archeologist, Colonial National Historical Park

“As in the arts and sciences the first invention is of more consequence than all the improvements afterward, so in kingdoms, the first foundation, or plantation, is of more noble dignity and merit than all that followeth.”

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