• 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 […]

  • 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

  • Spade Nosing

    Jamestown Rediscovery’s collections span over 400 years of Anglo-American settlement, 8,000 years of Virginia Indian occupation, and over 100 years of archaeological excavation. On Jamestown Island, […]

  • 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. […]

  • Military Bill

    The staff weapon known as the bill developed from the medieval billhook, an agricultural tool used to prune trees and slash brush. A military bill often […]