These six fragments of amber glass were found in unit 2/A on the Beman Site. These pieces are thought to have been part of a tonic bottle. Tonic was a fairly common medical substance used in the 19th century and was said to cure almost an ailment, and was well known for its high alcohol content.
The artifact above was found in unit 2/A on the Beman site. The four shards are made of a deep blue-green glass and are thought to be pieces of a druggist’s bottle. In the 19th century, druggists used bottles similar to this one to dispense their medicinal concoctions to patients.
These two fragments were found in unit 4/A on the Beman site. The piece on the left is a pipe bowl and the item on the right is a pipe stem. Ceramic pipes were commonly used to smoke tobacco in the 19th century. This pipe in particular has the letters T.D. imprinted on the pipe bowl.
These two fragments make up the same pipe bowl and stem found in 4/A as seen earlier.
This ceramic piece was found in unit 4/A at the Beman site during the Fall 2013 excavations. This is the spout to a teapot, and its material is common of 19th century housewares.
While the container may be indefinite, it is know that these 8 shards are made of a material called milk glass. Milk glass was a material used for various bottles and containers and due to the size of these shards it is unclear what type of container these would be used for.
This teacup body and handle were both found in unit 2/A of the Beman site. This teacup is made of bone china and includes a decal print. Vessels like this one were used for food prep and consumption throughout the 19th century.