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Item Details
Public
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Culture
antebellum
Title
Button
Work Type
buttons (fasteners)
Date
19th century
Location
Cumberland Island,Camden,Georgia,United States
Material
bone
Measurements
11mm (7/16") diameter
Description
Small round bone button, with 5 holes drilled through a recessed central area for attachment. One incised circumscribed line on the front
plain flat back. The center hole is a remnant of the manufacturing technique, and such bone buttons may have been produced on-site by the slaves themselves. This is a smaller bone button than those typically though of as trouser buttons, and may have been intended for a child's or woman's blouse.
Accession Number
Anthr1983_002_0145_01
Related Item
Robert Ascher and Charles H. Fairbanks, "Excavation of a Slave Cabin: Georgia, U.S.A." Historical Archaeology 5 (1971), pp.3-17.
Agent2
Prof. Emeritus Robert Ascher, one of the principal excavators
Provenance
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
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
3235870.fpx
SSID
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