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Fragment of heavy lead sheeting
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Item Details
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Culture
antebellum
Title
Fragment of heavy lead sheeting
Work Type
flashing (building components)
raw material
bullets
Date
19th century
Location
Cumberland Island,Camden,Georgia,United States
Material
metal
leadwork
Measurements
10..5 x 6.8 x 5cm
Description
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.
Accession Number
Anthr1983_002_0160_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.
Condition
Bent, hammered, and torn fragment, with three fresh cut/filed spots from metal sampling
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
3235901.fpx
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