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Caulkers’ Houses Update for June 1 & 2

We’ll have several artifact-specific posts about some of the finds at the Caulkers’ Houses in the coming weeks, but following our Open House Weekend on June 1 and 2, we thought it might be nice to spend a little time looking at the big picture: why the Caulkers’ Houses are important, and how the archaeological… Continue reading Caulkers’ Houses Update for June 1 & 2

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Small Finds, Big Stories: Two Marbles from the Caulkers’ Houses

Children’s toys are delightful to find, since they are instantly recognizable and retain much of their charm, even after spending hundreds of years in the dirt. These two marbles, both recovered from the Caulkers’ Houses, are no exception! But what do they actually tell us about the past? To find out, we’ll take a deep… Continue reading Small Finds, Big Stories: Two Marbles from the Caulkers’ Houses

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Caulkers’ Houses: Update for May 18th & 19th

The Spring field season is off to a great start at the Caulkers’ Houses in Fells Point! This weekend, we discovered a dazzling array of 19th-century material culture, and have begun to explore the ways in which the families who lived in these homes made the most of limited indoor and outdoor space. We’ve found… Continue reading Caulkers’ Houses: Update for May 18th & 19th

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Small Finds, Big Stories: Westerwald Jug

We had a cool find at the Eutaw site while doing some drone photography today (more on that later)! While walking the ca. 1760 mill tailrace, Jason came across this interesting ceramic, brought to the surface by tree roots and rain. It’s a tiny piece of a medallion from a Westerwald jug! Terminology clarification: I’m… Continue reading Small Finds, Big Stories: Westerwald Jug