Bar Iron and Smith's Tools
The artifacts in this photograph were found in an excavation at the site of colonial Jamestown in Virginia. The photo was originially published in the National Park Service publication New Discoveries at Jamestown: Site of the First Successful English Settlement in America, with the caption: Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625.
For more information on excavation at Jamestown go to:
[Objects Found at 17th Century Forge Site at Jamestown]. 17th century. Iron. In New Discoveries at Jamestown: Site of the First Successful English Settlement in America. By John L. Cotter and Paul Hudson. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1957. Project Gutenberg. Relased 2005. http://gutenberg.readingroo.ms/1/6/2/7/16277/16277-h/16277-h.htm (Accessed December 14, 2018).
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