Ceramics and the Sea Trade in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: 1765-1785

Aileen Button Agnew
1988 Northeast Historical Archaeology  
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a small seaport with a long history of maritime trade. The Deer Street archaeological projects in Portsmouth have provided extensive information on different stages of the city's past. The excavation of a small cellar, filled ca. 1785, yielded a wealth of artifacts dating to the period 1765-1785. More than 5000 ceramic artifacts were recovered, providing the basis for an examination of the connection between the sea trade and the personal possessions of the
more » ... ions of the inhabitants. Portsmouth (New Hampshire) est un petit port de mer marque d'une longue histoire de commerce maritime. Les travaux archeologiques de Ia rue Deer a Portsmouth ont fourni beaucoup de renseignements sur differentes etapes du passe de Ia ville. L' excavation d' une petite cave, remplie vers 1785, a rapporte une mine d'artefacts datant de Ia periode 1765-1785. II a ete recouvre. plus de 5000 objets en ceramique qui constituent Ia base d'un examen du lien entre le commerce maritime et les biens personnels des residents.
doi:10.22191/neha/vol17/iss1/3 fatcat:4cprxpeaujfmbaeyuhmazn66ce