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A guide to artifacts of colonial America /
Ivor Noël Hume.
imprint
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2001].
description
xix, 323 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0812217713 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2001].
isbn
0812217713 (acid-free paper)
general note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1970.
catalogue key
4708218
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ivor Noel Hume is the former Chief Archaeologist and Director of the Department of Archacology at Colonial Williamsburg. He is a founding fellow of the American Society of Historical Archaeology. In 1993, he was made O.B.E. for services to British cultural interests in Virginia
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"An invaluable compendium of information on identifying and dating objects commonly recovered from Anglo-American sites predating 1800."--Archaeology Magazine
"An invaluable compendium of information on identifying and dating objects commonly recovered from Anglo-American sites predating 1800."- Archaeology Magazine
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Summaries
Main Description
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 Anglo-American colonial sites. This edition contains a new preface, updated references, and corrections based on recent scholarship, 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. An acclaimed archaeologist and historian, NoËl Hume understands the interests of both professionals and enthusiasts. He manages to combine out-of-the-ordinary information with a lively presentation. His extensive knowledge and experience make this richly detailed text communicate something beyond the facts--the reality of other times, places, and cultures.
Main Description
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 Anglo-American colonial sites. This edition contains a new preface, updated references, and corrections based on recent scholarship, 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. An acclaimed archaeologist and historian, No l Hume understands the interests of both professionals and enthusiasts. He manages to combine out-of-the-ordinary information with a lively presentation. His extensive knowledge and experience make this richly detailed text communicate something beyond the facts-the reality of other times, places, and cultures.
Main Description
Cited in virtually every colonial-era site study of North America,A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial Americaholds 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 Anglo-American colonial sites. This edition contains a new preface, updated references, and corrections based on recent scholarship, 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. An acclaimed archaeologist and historian, NoËl Hume understands the interests of both professionals and enthusiasts. He manages to combine out-of-the-ordinary information with a lively presentation. His extensive knowledge and experience make this richly detailed text communicate something beyond the facts--the reality of other times, places, and cultures.
Publisher Fact Sheet
An acclaimed reference on the identification of early-American artifacts, including glassware, buttons, & pipes.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Signposts to the Pastp. 3
An Alphabetical Guide to the Artifacts
Armorp. 49
Bayonetsp. 49
Beadsp. 53
Bellarminesp. 55
Bellsp. 58
Bottles, Glass Liquorp. 60
Bottles, Glass Pharmaceuticalp. 72
Bottles, Potteryp. 76
Bricks and Brickworkp. 80
Bucklesp. 84
Buttons and Sleeve Buttonsp. 88
Candlesticks and Lighting Accessoriesp. 93
Geramics, Americanp. 98
Ceramics, Britishp. 102
Ceramics, Europeanp. 138
Chamber Pots, Bedpans, and Closestool Pansp. 145
Clocks and Clockcasesp. 150
Coins, Tokens, and Jettonsp. 154
Combsp. 174
Cooking Vessels of Iron and Copper Alloysp. 175
Cutlery and Spoonsp. 177
Drinking Glasses and Decantersp. 184
Drug Pots, Jars, and Pill Tilesp. 203
Firearms and Gunflintsp. 211
Flowerpots and Bell Glassesp. 223
Furniture Hardwarep. 227
Glass, Windowp. 233
Hingesp. 235
Horseshoes and Horse Furniturep. 237
Locks and Padlocksp. 243
Nailsp. 252
Pins, Needles, and Thimblesp. 254
Porcelain, Chinesep. 257
Rings, Fingerp. 265
Scissorsp. 267
Seals, Leadp. 269
Silver, Marks on English and Americanp. 271
Spades and Hoesp. 274
Stoneware, Rhenishp. 276
Tiles, Delft and Other Waresp. 285
Tiles, Roofingp. 294
Tobacco Pipes and Smoking Equipmentp. 296
Toysp. 313
Wig Curlersp. 321
Index
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