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A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts
Joseph M. Bagley

University Press of New England



Contents

• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• PART 1: SHAWMUT: THE TIME BEFORE BOSTON (12,000–400 BP)
• Mattapan Banded Rhyolite
• Neville Point
• Fishweir Stakes
• Native Pottery
• Fish Spear
• Massachusett Weaving
• Arrowhead
• PART 2: PURITANICAL FOUNDATIONS (1629–1700)
• Trade Weight
• Stone from Great House
• Portuguese Plate
• Chamber Pot
• Whipworm Egg
• Sleeve
• Bowling Ball
• Plate
• Child’s Shoe
• Fruit Pits
• Bellarmine Bottle
• Lace
• Red-Clay Pipe
• PART 3: FROM COLONIST TO REBEL (1700–1775)
• Cat Skeleton
• Whizzer
• Porcelain Tea Bowl and Saucer
• Redware Waster
• Parker-Harris Mug
• Bottle Seal
• Soldering Iron
• Teapot
• PART 4: CONFLICT AND WAR (1765–1783)
• Gunflint
• Bar Shot
• Charcoal
• Powder House Brick
• PART 5: A CHANGING CITY IN A CHANGING WORLD (1780–1983)
• Massachusetts Cent
• Sail Needle
• Tortoiseshell Comb
• Shell-Edge Pearlware
• Cowbell
• Nib
• New York Militia Button
• Vaginal Syringe
• Love Token
• Horse Blinder
• Rock and Tar Bottle
• Hebrew Prayer Book
• Lady’s Wallet
• Comb
• Red Sox Pin
• Cop and Robber Toy and Bell
• Lipstick
• Showtime Token
• Conclusion: The Future of Archaeology in Boston
• Appendix
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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