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Linen Smoother found at Jamestown http://www.historicjamestowne.org/featured_find/artifacts/linensmoother_2.php

Curator's Curiosity Cabinet This mushroom-shaped glass object is known as a linen smoother or sleek-stone. Linen smoothers were used like an iron to smooth, polish, and press cloth, particularly starched collars and cuffs.

1607 Jamestown, Virginia: "A brass thimble, pins and scissors from Nürnberg, Germany made their way to the colony via London."

Brass thimble, pins and scissors from Nürnberg, Germany found at Jamestown, VA. The scissors made their way to the colony at Jamestown via London.

Ancient bison tooth beside 12000 year old spear head found near the barn

Ancient bison tooth beside 12000 year old spear head found near the barn

Artifact found in pit with posthole may be part of a rosary or an earring, ca 1607-1610 found in Jamestown, VA

Artifact found in pit with posthole may be part of a rosary or an earring, ca found in Jamestown, VA

Jamestown; Artifacts recovered from the cellar/well feature: bone needle, ivory chess pieces, a 1613 English farthing, Virginia Indian shell beads, glass trade beads and copper baubles -- used to decorate hair and clothing.

Artifacts recovered from the cellar/well feature: bone needle, ivory chess pieces, a 1613 English farthing, Virginia Indian shell beads, glass trade beads and copper baubles -- used to decorate hair and clothing.

Medieval Games - Teetotum (apparently, dreidl is a period European game)

20p coin next to an emerging find

How jobless treasure hunter unearthed greatest ever haul of Saxon artefacts with £2.50 metal detector

Ex. Harold Peterson Collection, excavated near Jamestown, VA. This basket-hilted broadsword measuring about 41″. Where this sword was actually found may be of great interest as Mr. Peterson in 1956 only sights one complete broadsword found at Jamestown which is now in the National Park Service. Mr. Peterson also states that the blades typically used in these broadswords were typically from Solingen as the partially discernible marks on the blade appears to be German, possibly reading…

Ex. Harold Peterson Collection, excavated near Jamestown, VA. This basket-hilted broadsword measuring about 41″. Where this sword was actually found may be of great interest as Mr. Peterson in 1956 only sights one complete broadsword found at Jamestown which is now in the National Park Service. Mr. Peterson also states that the blades typically used in these broadswords were typically from Solingen as the partially discernible marks on the blade appears to be German, possibly reading…

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