Iron

  • Shot

    More than 30 iron shot have been found during the James Fort excavations. The size and weight of the shot indicate what kinds of artillery the […]

  • Dividers

    Made of iron, copper, or brass,  dividers was one of the tools that James Fort carpenters would have needed to build the buildings and much of […]

  • 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