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for North Carolina Archaeology Vol. 46 Issue , Oct 1997
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Port Brunswick along the Cape Fear River became a major exporter of pitch, tar, and raw turpentine. Robinson reviews the production of naval stores and the arrangement of port facilities through archaeological research.
When archaeological investigations began at Brunswick Town in the 1950s, numerous fragments of decorative tin-enameled tile were recovered from three structures. The decorative motifs represent nine distinct styles and help archaeologists discern the history of delftware ceramics in the Americas.
Excavations near Hamps's Landing on the Lower Cape Fear River in New Hanover County have revealed a previously undefined type of ceramics. The limestone-tempered, fabric-pressed sherds have, until now, been unidentified in coastal North Carolina.
Gray examines two regional North Carolina sites to discern possible differences and similarities in archaeological artifacts. Although in some instances Brunswick Town artifacts are similar, there are differences between this site and those of the Albemarle Sound in function, showing regional differences in household assemblages.
Among the historical foundations and items of historical interest at the excavations at Brunswick Town, pottery sherds are of particular interest, being a unique style to the region.