Finds continue to bring past to life at Colonial Michilimackinac
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.