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Collection Mouns Jones
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Items from 1970 archaeological dig
Description Series of 8 digital images showing items recovered during an amateur archaeological dig conducted at the west eaves wall of the Mouns Jones House. The dig was led by Arthur Dickson, a teacher at Pottstown Junior High School. Mr. Dickson's volunteers and students conducted the excavation.

The items pictured are pottery fragments and shards as well a fragment of a clay tobacco pipe. Mrs. Wood, who had been a volunteer on the project, returned the depicted items to the Trust on May 17, 2011. The pottery fragments display a variety of redware design and forms, including slip-decorated soup dishes and smaller table ware. The pieces will be analyzed by experts to determine clay composition and possibly indications of date-range.

See MJHPH77--1000.01.082 and MJHPH78--1000.01.083 for original vintage photos of the dig.
Date 05/18/2011
Place of Origin Berks County, Pennsylvania
Material clay pottery
People Jones, Mouns
Catalog Number 1000.01.110
Archive Number MJHOBJ1
Search Terms MJPH
MJHPH
Mouns Jones House
Mouns Jones House Photo
Archaeological Dig
Archaeology