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There’s Jackfield Afoot: Tracing Patterns of Consumption through an 18th Century Teapot

  When thinking about archeology, it’s easy to assume that the most exciting discoveries are made in ‘the field’ and the lab is only used for housekeeping activities. Oftentimes, though, the lab is where the most exciting discoveries are made because it is here … Continue reading

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More Than Just A Witch City: A Look at Life in Salem, MA

The Narbonne House is a true treasure of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, but it is often overlooked by visitors. More modest than the Derby House, the Narbonne House, located on Essex Street in Salem, MA, was built in 1675.  Multiple … Continue reading

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Ask a Curator – A Wine Bottle Seal from 1772

For those of you who guessed “wine bottle seal,” you are correct. This is an example of a wine bottle seal dating to 1772. What is a wine bottle seal? Wine bottle seals were used at least since c. 1650. … Continue reading

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Faunal Remains – A glimpse into 200 year old leftover dinner

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, meaning lots of food, lots of left overs, and lots of trash. And people 200 years ago weren’t that much different. They ate and they disposed of dinner trash. The main difference is that … Continue reading

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