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Glass Bottle Excavated in Anacostia

Object Details

Date
After 1867
Medium
Glass and tape
Dimensions
3 7/16 × 1 9/16 × 7/8 in. (8.8 × 4 × 2.3 cm)
Caption
In the early 1980s, archaeologists excavated land along Howard Road, SE before construction began on the Anacostia Metro Station in southeast Washington, DC. Objects unearthed in the excavation revealed nearly 10,000 years of human settlement in the area. Their discoveries included household objects, such as this small glass bottle, which might have been used for medicine. It likely dates to the neighborhood’s most prosperous period, 1880-1920.
Accession Number
1991.0064.0006
Type
bottle
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl89584fba2-84e3-45e7-86b7-5de41dd8c2ec
Record ID
acm_1991.0064.0006
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