Archaeology at Laclede's Landing - 700 North 1st Street


Annular ware bodysherd found in locus 015 at an elevation of 129.29 meters above sea level (1.82 m below surface). This ware dates 1785 to 1840.



Three views of the fragment of a Colonial Tobacco Pipe found in Locus 05 fill soil. This fragment measures 40.0 mm in length, 22.3 mm in width, and with a tapering wall thickness that averages 4 mm. The draw hole (as it meets the bowl) has a diameter of 2.7 mm (7/64 inch). This fragment weighs 7.3 grams and was discovered by Alex Svitnev (STLCC - Wildwood). It was found at an elevation of 130.57 meters above sea level and a depth of 47 cm beneath the surface. Similiar to a tobacco pipe from the collection of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust in England. The draw hole diameter would correspond to 1650 to 1680 based upon the analysis of archaeological specimen from excavations in the New England. That is certainly surprising! French explorers and early settlers were in the general area by that time, but the actual settlement of St. Louis would not be until 1763.



Torso of a "Frozen Charlotte" doll made out of china found by Stephen Scorfina in Locus 07 at an elevation of 130.42 m above sea level (depth 70 cm. below the surface). This type of doll was popular from the 1850s until the 1920s. It measures length = 49.4 mm, width = 22.8 mm, thickness = 15.5 mm, and weight = 13.9 grams.



Glazeware body sherd from within Locus 11 in the south end of the SW 1/4 of Square 28. Found at an elevation of 130.26 meters above sea level.



Rimsherd of a blue feather edge ware bowl from Locus 11. Found at an elevation of 130.1 meters above sea level.



Bodysherd on a china bowl with painted blue flower excavated from locus 11. Found at an elevation of 130.14 meters above sea level.



Bodysherd on a china bowl with painted blue flower excavated from locus 11. Found at an elevation of 130.14 meters above sea level.



Blue transfer ware rimsherd from a bowl; discovered in locus 11. Found at an elevation of 130.06 meters above sea level.



Blue feather edge rimsherd; discovered in locus 11. Found at an elevation of 129.85 meters above sea level.



Ironstone saucer with transfer backmark; discovered in locus 8. Found at an elevation of 129.5 meters above sea level.



Blue transfer ware rimsherd; discovered in locus 11. Found at an elevation of 129.61 meters above sea level.



Blue transfer ware rimsherd; discovered in locus 13. Found at an elevation of 129.40 meters above sea level.



White porcelain insulator from locus 13. Found at an elevation of 129.42 meters above sea level.



Broken white porcelain artifact (knob?) from locus 13. Found at an elevation of 129.38 meters above sea level.



Blue sponge ware rimsherd artifact from locus 15. Found at an elevation of 129.07 meters above sea level.



Yellow ware sherd from locus 15.



Rimsherd from a crock found in locus 15.



Copper lusterware rimsherd from locus 15. Found at an elevation of 129.17 meters above sea level.



Rimsherd with raised decoration from locus 15.



Foot with transfer decoration from locus 11 at an elevation of 129.64.



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