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Vessel - Whiteware, Blue Transfer-Printed, Unidentified Pattern, after 1805 (Fragment) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 071813

Summary:
This is a fragment of glazed earthenware that is one of 99 fragments found in the same context and were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003.

Uncovering past food practices.
Of all the archaeological material uncovered in the Little Lon excavations, the remnants of eating and drinking are the most numerous. Broken plates, bowls, cups and cutlery were thrown into rubbish piles with smashed jars that once held jam and pickles, and jugs that held water or cordial. Shells from oysters, abalone and coconuts were tossed in with bones from mutton, beef, rabbit and pork. Pips and seeds from fruit and vegetables were also added to the piles. These objects offer clues to the food consumed by residents of Little Lon, and are important in the rediscovery of a people, place and time long vanished.
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Discipline: Archaeology - Historical

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Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, An Archaeological Time Capsule: Casselden Place, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Food Service
Tertiary Classification: unidentified
Activity: Food Service
Specific Activity: Unidentified
Trench Unit Number: 02/22/04
Manufacturer: 1780-

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