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Fragment of heavy lead sheeting
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flashing (building components)
raw material
19th century
Cumberland Island,Camden,Georgia,United States
10..5 x 6.8 x 5cm
Lead flashing fragment, originally used to help keep a roof watertight. Here, almost certainly a scavenged item hidden away for the production of lead bullets. Elemental analysis done in 1970 strongly suggests that this and the bullets recovered at this site (e.g., Anthr1983_002_0159) are from the same source.
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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.
Bent, hammered, and torn fragment, with three fresh cut/filed spots from metal sampling
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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