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Levi Jordan
Plantation

Munitions Maker/Metal Worker/Blacksmith's Cabin

This is a representative sample of the MANY kinds of munitions found in this cabin. Included are bullets, round shot, bullet casings, and shotgun shells.

I haven't written a detailed introduction to this section, but there is lots of information anyway, because Jorge Garcia-Herreros did his master's thesis on this cabin area. Included as links from his page is a paper he presented on the topic, as well as a chapter from his thesis. But here are some pictures of some of the artifacts found there – go to Jorge's stuff to find out more about them!

Bullet molds. The left end of each pair of tongs has a small hole in it, used to make the bullet.

Metal tools: a drill and screw driver

Flint "arrowheads". Although these were, perhaps, used as traditional arrowheads during earlier use-lives, the context in which they were found, around munitions, suggests that they may have been used by the resident of this cabin in a different way.

A variety of toys were found in this cabin. It is not known why at this point. The small toy gun to the left has an inscription on it – "the Chinese must go". A future link will discuss this toy gun, and others found in this cabin area.

More "toys" from this cabin.


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Shell and Bone Carver's Cabin
Magician/Curer's Cabin
Political Leaders Cabin
Munitions Maker/Blacksmith

 

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