Introduction to Artifact Analyses

Four major classes of artifacts were recovered from the Fredricks site: pottery, stone tools, shell ornaments, and European trade items. Each of these classes is described separately. Lists of tables and figures, found at the end of each artifact analysis section, allow the reader to view tabular data and numerous illustrations.

Although native-made clay pipes and pipe fragments have not been systematically and completely analyzed, they are generally described and illustrated (along with English-made kaolin-clay pipes) in the section on European trade items. Likewise, the few fragments of worked bone from the site are discussed with faunal remains (under Food Remains).