Monthly Archives: March 2011

Adding A Spring to Your Step: Tips for Dating Shoes in Your Archeological Collection

Shoes and other kinds of footwear are not often encountered in archeological collections.  This is because organic materials like leather and fiber typically decompose when they are lost or discarded.  Sometimes, organic materials can survive in the archeological record if they … Continue reading

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Pipes with Personality: Anthropomorphic Effigy Pipes from the 19th-century

We recently completed cataloging a large collection of artifacts excavated at the site of the Taylor House in Petersburg National Battlefield.  The Taylor House was an 18th century dwelling that was destroyed by fire during the siege of Petersburg in … Continue reading

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Spotlight on…Women’s Rights

This month is National Women’s History Month. And it just so happens that we are currently working with collections from Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, NY, a site that played a big role in shaping the history of women. … Continue reading

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