Chapter 14. Coins, Shells, Pipes, and Other Items
Part of the Archaeology of African Burial Ground National Monument, New York project
This chapter describes an array of items—coins, shells, pipes, nails and tacks, crystals, unique objects, botanical remains—that do not fit neatly into artifact assemblages organized around function and use, or material, manufacture, and age.
The first part of the chapter provides a profile of the burials with these items. The items are described in detail in 14.B. Information is provided about recovery, condition and treatment, chain of custody, methods of analysis, and where relevant, findings about manufacture, origin, and age. Burials with possible floral tributes are discussed in 14.C.
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Chapter 14. Coins, Shells, Pipes, and Other Items. Warren R. Perry, Janet L. Woodruff.
In New York African Burial Ground Archaeology Final Report, Volume 1. Pp. 419-443. Washington, D.C.: Howard University. 2006 (tDAR ID: 5680)
Negroes Burying Ground
Calendar Date: 1640 to 1800