More on the Cellar

JPPM archaeologists continue to excavate a cellar within the kitchen area of the Smith’s St. Leonard site. They think that the small cellar (approximately 4’ x 5’ x 4’) was filled with debris sometime between 1748 and 1754 – and what debris it is! Along with the ivory-handled knife mentioned in the last cellar blog, artifacts discovered in the cellar include; a ceramic-handled knife, a bridle bit, dated window leads (!), a piece of lead with a grid scratched on it, buttons, cufflinks, fragments of tiny ceramic pots, and puffer fish bones. The archaeologists have excavated more than half of the cellar and hope to finish the remainder before the holidays.

Profile of cellar

Excavating iron broad hoe

A whole pewter spoon


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