Ceramic Container Sherds

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The ceramic assemblage from the Beaufort Inlet site so far includes a single rim sherd of tin-glazed, red-bodied Faience, five pieces of salt-glazed stoneware, and several fragments of a very large red earthenware oil jar(s) including a rim sherd, base piece, and a half-oval handle fragment.

When intact, the jar would have resembled several recovered from Colonial Virginia that date to the early eighteenth century. Jars such as this were used for the storage and transportation of various liquids or items requiring a waterproof container.