Skip to comments.Puritans' 'luxury items' unearthed in Boston
Posted on 11/15/2017 10:56:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Archaeologists in Boston have unearthed surprising luxury items from the 17th century, shedding new light on the lives of Puritans in the city.
Items found include an extravagant fragment of 17th-century Venetian glassware and part of an Italian plate decorated with a flower that dates from around 1630, which may be the oldest piece of European ceramic ever found in Boston.
The items are significant because we rarely see them, archaeologically, Joe Bagley, city archaeologist for Bostons Landmarks Commission, told Fox News via email. Also, Puritan Boston is often seen as an extremely conservative, reserved, and religious location in the 17th century, which it was, but in wealthier houses, the residents had access to luxury goods, purchased them, and enjoyed their more extravagant lifestyle in the privacy of their own home.
The artifacts are part of a huge haul of artifacts found last month near the famous Paul Revere House in Bostons North End. The discoveries were made where a property belonging to 17th century mariner John Jeffs once stood. The Moses Pierce house was built on the site around 1711 but the artifacts were found in the houses yard....
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Gold leaf toilet paper?
Gold leaf toilet paper?
Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. You know, I got banned for a year here because of "spamming the keywords", and yet, some miserable ****head put "brainlessdrivel" in there, apparently without consequence.
The Great Migration was not mostly made up of Puritans. People were taking a big chance on the crappy vessels being hired out to transport them across the ocean to deposit them on a foreign, hostile shore, and anything they didn't have to sell to raise the money for their new start in life, or give away, they took with them. My surname ancestors came over in the 1630s aboard a vessel that went down three voyages later, during its return to Britain.
How is American historical archaeology brainless drivel?
It ISN”T, but some nitwit put that in the keywords ANYWAY. I thought I’d stated that clearly in my earlier remark.
Here’s some more, related to this topic — a list of Pilgrim vessels.
Don’t be ridiculous. Gold leaf corn cob.
His daughter, Isabel, married Roger Tyrell, who was not listed on the ship's passenger roster, but served as a midshipman. But even so, my great grand mother was a Terrill.
Passenger list of the Goode Ship Lyon, 1632.
What an amazing history. And I was always so proud that all my grandparents came over from Norway in the late 1800’s! But they all had the idea that America was the promised land, and the land of opportunity. And they worked hard and with some luck they prospered. My grandmother came over at the age of 16, alone and knew nobody, with the proverbial $32 or whatever in her purse.
I imagine the first question asked by many new immigrants today is “Where is the welfare office?”
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