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Gunflint or strike-a-light
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ca. 1800-1850
Cumberland Island,Camden,Georgia,United States
flint (rock)
Irregular, roughly triangular or heart-shaped piece of flaked flint. The flint is light grey to white with slight reddish flecking. This piece was originally identified as a gun-flint (Ascher and Fairbanks 1971: 13-14), and it may have begun its working period as such, but in its present form it appears to be better described as a "strike-a-light", a piece of flint used with a fire-steel to start fires.
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Robert Ascher and Charles H. Fairbanks, "Excavation of a Slave Cabin: Georgia, U.S.A." Historical Archaeology 5 (1971), pp.3-17.
Heavily battered and worn
Prof. Emeritus Robert Ascher, one of the principal excavators
Slave cabin on the Rayfield Plantation, excavated in 1969 in one of the first archaeological studies of slavery in the US.
Archival Collection
Georgia Slave Cabin archaeological collection
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