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The Creation of an In-House, Interactive, Bottle Identification Guide for Students

Author(s): Emma Verstraete

Year: 2017

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     During the 2015-2016 school-year, the Lindenwood University Archaeology Laboratory undertook an extensive examination of bottles that had been recovered from our campus excavation project and a donated collection. The data were compiled into a spreadsheet that included manufacturer, date range of production, place of manufacture, and contents of the bottle when discernable. In order to assist future lab workers with the identification of common bottle types and their makers in the Midwest, an interactive Microsoft OneNotebook was created with sections devoted to bottle histories, tables of date ranges for maker’s marks, and photos of identified bottles and associated data. The OneNote application provides a new avenue for interactive identification guides and research tools in a more accessible format for students than traditional databases software that requires expensive licenses and specialized training. 

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The Creation of an In-House, Interactive, Bottle Identification Guide for Students. Emma Verstraete. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435566)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 368

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America