Cellar Excavation

Ongoing excavations at the Smith’s St. Leonard Site on JPPM property have uncovered a cellar feature in the north east section of the detached kitchen area of the Smith property. The cellar has yielded many interesting artifacts. One object, discovered just under the bricks that covered the feature, is a utensil handle that was originally thought to be bone, but has been identified as ivory. Some of the other artifacts from the feature include; bird bones, a pewter spoon bowl, a paving stone, a possible burnt log, and a horseshoe. Our investigation continues and we will bring you more from the site soon!

The kitchen hearth area – the cellar is located just beyond this photo, top right.

Archaeologist excavating the 1st quadrant of the cellar feature.

Ivory handle.


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