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- Artifact ID #: 1960
- Excavation Unit: 13.5N 26W
- Level: 0-10cmbs
- Identification: Reconstructed Chinese brown-glazed stoneware wide-mouthed food jar. Archaeologists recovered nearly all the fragments that related to this food jar, and volunteers painstakingly glued them back together. This type of pot could have been used to hold a variety of dry and liquid goods imported directly from China. Some examples of the jar’s contents could include pickled duck eggs, spices, dried fish, pickled vegetables, and beans. The jar would have been sealed with a ceramic lid and clay, and could have once had a paper label describing its contents. There are at least a dozen examples of this type of jar in German Gulch, though this one is the best and most complete.