A history of Boston in 50 artifacts

Bagley, Joseph M., 1985- author

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  • Creator Joseph M. Bagley
  • Format Books
  • Publication Hanover : University Press of New England, [2016]
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 208 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9781611687828, 1611687829, 9781611689648, 1611689643
  • OCLC ocn921864430

Summary

  • "An illustrated history of the city of Boston, as seen through fifty objects of archaeological significance, ranging from chamber pots to cowbells"--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-197) and index.

Contents

  • Part 1: Shawmut : The Time before Boston (12,000-400 BP) -- 1. Mattapan Banded Rhyolite -- 2. Neville Point -- 3. Fishweir Stakes -- 4. Native Pottery -- 5. Fish Spear -- 6. Massachusett Weaving -- 7. Arrowhead -- Part 2: Puritanical Foundations (1629-1700) -- 8. Trade Weight -- 9. Stone from Great House -- 10. Portuguese Plate -- 11. Chamber Pot -- 12. Whipworm Egg -- 13. Sleeve 14. Bowling Ball -- 15. Plate -- 16. Child's Shoe -- 17. Fruit Pits -- 18. Bellarmine Bottle -- 19. Lace -- 20. Red-Clay Pipe -- Part 3: From Colonist to Rebel (1700-1775) -- 21. Cat Skeleton -- 22. Whizzer -- 23. Porcelain Tea Bowl and Saucer -- 24. Redware Waster -- 25. Parker-Harris Mug -- 26. Bottle Seal -- 27. Soldering Iron -- 28. Teapot -- Part 4: Conflict and War (1765-1783) -- 29. Gunflint -- 30. Bar Shot -- 31. Charcoal -- 32. Powder House Brick -- Part 5: A Changing City in a Changing World (1780-1983) -- 33. Massachusetts Cent -- 34. Sail Needle -- 35. Tortoiseshell Comb -- 36. Shell-Edge Pearlware -- 37. Cowbell -- 38. Nib -- 39. New York Militia Button -- 40. Vaginal Syringe -- 41. Love Token -- 42. Horse Blinder -- 43. Rock and Tar Bottle -- 44. Hebrew Prayer Book -- 45. Lady's Wallet -- 46. Comb -- 47. Red Sox Pin -- 48. Cop and Robber Toy and Bell -- 49. Lipstick -- 50. Showtime Token -- Conclusion: The Future of Archaeology in Boston -- Appendix
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