A Guide to the Artifacts of Colonial America
Cited in virtually every colonial-era site study of North America, A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America holds a place of honor among historical archaeologists. It is a classic, highly sought-after handbook for the professional archaeologist, museum curator, antiques dealer, collector, or social historian. Though first published more than thirty years ago, Ivor Noel Hume's guide continues to be the most useful and accurate reference on the identification of artifacts recovered from Anglo-American colonial sites.
This edition contains a new preface, updated references, and corrections based on recent scholarship, in addition to the original 102 photographs and line drawings. With a list of forty-three categories, including buttons, cutlery, stoneware, and firearms, collectors and curators of early American artifacts will find this book insightful, informative, and indispensable.
An acclaimed archaeologist and historian, NoŽl Hume understands the interests of both professionals and enthusiasts. He manages to combine out-of-the-ordinary information with a lively presentation. His extensive knowledge and experience make this richly detailed text communicate something beyond the facts—the reality of other times, places, and cultures.
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Review: A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial AmericaUser Review - Victoria - Goodreads
Like another reviewer said, a good book to get you started with some interesting background, but the information is skewed to the collector's bias. Too many drawings - should have just taken more photographs. Read full review
Review: A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial AmericaUser Review - Aimee - Goodreads
As a historical archaeologist, this is one of about 5 texts I keep on my desk for handy reference. A fantastic reference guide for early American artifacts. Read full review
An Alphabetical Guide to the Artifacts
BOTTLES Glass Pharmaceutical
BUTTONS and SLEEVE BUTTONS
COINS TOKENS and JETTONS
DRINKING GLASSES and DECANTERS
LOCKS and PADLOCKS
SILVER Marks on English and American
TILES Delft and Other Wares
DRUG POTS JARS and PILL TILES
FIREARMS and GUNFLINTS
FLOWERPOTS and BELL GLASSES