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Finds continue to bring past to life at Colonial Michilimackinac

Archaeology Field Supervisor Alex Conell is uncovering the feather-edge creamware. (Photo Courtesy: Mackinac State Historic Parks)

MACKINAW CITY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The incredible summer at the archaeological dig at Colonial Michilimackinac continues.

Officials are excavating House E in the Southeast Rowhouse at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City.

According to the Curator of Archaeology, Dr. Lynn Evans, a large fishhook and part of a catlinite MicMac pipe.

A MicMac pipe is a three part smoking pipe, which has a reed inserted into the stone bowl/stem/heel and were used by Native Americans and adopted by some French Canadians.

There were also four fragments, making up about half of a feather-edge creamware plate found together.

Two sherds, which fit together to make part of a saucer, were found in separate levels of the cellar.

A third sherd, which appears to be from the same saucer is sticking out of the profile wall, according to Evans.

A French military button and part of a bone-handled table knife were found in the center of the house.

In the demolition rubble, excavators found a brass ramrod pipe, which is only the third identifiable gun part from the house.


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