Archaeological Objects

“Investigating the Heart of a Community: Archaeological Excavations at the African Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts.”

Cultural Resource Management Study No. 22

Figure 5.10

Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research.

University of Massachusetts Boston, page 83.

University of Massachusetts Boston


Creamware makes up 18.8% of the overall ceramic assemblage found at the African Meeting House. 83% of the creamware was plain, enabling the community to mismatch if necessary for use in group gatherings.

Questions to Consider

  1. What might the large amounts of ceramic dishes, cups, and saucers indicate about the community activities at the African Meeting House?
  2. What types of artifacts would you find at activities in your community?

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