Iron

  • A Captain’s Staff

    The discolored-soil outline of a burial shaft aligned with James Fort’s west wall and beneath a shallow trashpit revealed what could be the forgotten grave of […]

    • Date

       January 31, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Iron, The People

  • Agricultural Hoe

    This hoe is a narrow, heavy type, known as a grubbing hoe, used for chopping roots out of the ground to prepare fields for tobacco cultivation. […]

    • Date

       March 6, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Iron, Tobacco

  • Spatulum Mundani

    In an early 17th century fort far from home, how do you cure constipation? This surgical instrument devised by London surgeon John Woodall was one answer. […]

  • Escutcheon

    Escutcheons are primarily decorative accents around a keyhole but can also be used to protect the lock mechanism and the locked object from wear. This ornamental […]

    • Date

       March 11, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households, Iron

  • 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

  • Goffering Iron

    In a tiny fort at the edge of a continent, an ocean away from London society, someone thought it was important to keep their ruffs up. […]