Browse Items (43 total)

  • Collection: Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection

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Unglazed pipe made of buff and red clay. This pipe was found in four pieces and glued back together by the archaeologists. A small piece on the front edge of the bowl is missing. The upper portion of the bowl’s interior is stained black, which may…

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This unglazed, fluted anthropomorphic pipe is made of reddish-buff colored clay formed in a pipe press, using a brass pipe mold.

The pipe features a fluted body with a human face on the bottom front of the bowl. Unlike the earlier Aust pipes, this…

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This glazed, fluted anthropomorphic pipe is made of reddish-buff colored clay formed in a pipe press, using a brass pipe mold.

The pipe features a fluted body with a human face on the bottom front of the bowl. Unlike the earlier pipes, this…

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This unglazed, fluted anthropomorphic pipe is made of mottled reddish-buff and white clay formed in a pipe press, using a brass pipe mold.

The pipe features a fluted body with a human face on the bottom front of the bowl. This example has wide…

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This unglazed, fluted anthropomorphic pipe is made of white clay formed in a pipe press, using a brass pipe mold.

The pipe features a fluted body with a human face on the bottom front of the bowl. This example has wide flutes on the bowl and stem.…

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This fluted anthropomorphic pipe fragment appears to have been fired one time. It appears to have had copper oxide glaze applied, and possibly a brown or clear glaze applied. It appears as if the pipe may have broken prior to the second firing since…

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This unglazed, fluted is made of white clay formed in a pipe press, using a brass pipe mold. It features a fluted body with small flourishes between the widely spaced flutes.

This pipe was recovered from the foundation of 31 FS 6, the…

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This very unique pottery shard is marked with a stamp, “JOHN & JOS. BUTNER.” It is the base of an unknown redware object. The exterior is unglazed, while the interior has the remains of dark brown glaze.

John Butner took over the Bethabara…

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This redware jug was recovered in the bisque state. It likely broke during the first firing and was never glazed. The body is only .125” thick. The reddish-buff clay is typical of that mined by Aust in Bethabara. A number of similar fragments were…

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In 1773, William Ellis arrived in Bethabara and offered to teach Gottfried Aust how to make English Staffordshire-style earthenware in exchange for clothing and lodging. Ellis had been the superintendent of John Bartlam’s China Manufactory and…