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Kettle - Iron, circa 1880 (Incomplete) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 66049

Summary:
This kettle was excavated at Casselden Place in 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.
Description:
LARGE IRON ALLOY KETTLE. HANDLE IS MISSING BUT REMNANT OF SPOUT IS PRESENT
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimension Comment: 190

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: food preparation
Specific Activity: kettle
Lot Area Unit: 36A/1/231

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