Foodways

  • Sturgeon

    Archaeologists have found tens of thousands of sturgeon scutes (bony plates which line the bodies of sturgeon in five rows) in James Fort because the large […]

    • Date

       January 31, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Bone, Foodways

  • Fishhooks

    Several hundred brass and iron fishhooks, of all sizes, have been found scattered throughout James Fort. Some are nearly as large as an adult hand and […]

    • Date

       January 31, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Foodways, Iron

  • Crossbow Quarrel

    A quarrel is the tip of a crossbow arrow, or bolt. The quarrel is designed to batter and stun the animal but not penetrate the skin […]

    • Date

       February 5, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Foodways

  • Nicholson Bottles

    In 2004 archaeologists uncovered a brick-lined cellar filled with 300-year-old intact glass wine bottles — one of the earliest wine cellars in America. One of the […]

    • Date

       February 7, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Foodways, Glass

  • Bartmann Jugs

    Bartmann jugs are named that because of the bearded face on the neck. The first Bartmänner were produced around 1550, and pieces of them appear in […]

  • Potomac Creek Pot

    Potomac Creek pottery is usually found by the Potomac River, but it also has been found on sites west to the Piedmont and south into Henrico […]

  • Drum Plate

    Even the smallest artifact informs, so Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists carefully water screen soils from the layers of all excavated features. James Fort’s First Well yielded over […]

    • Date

       November 21, 2016

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Foodways