Dating old bottles uk
▪ Field archaeologists trying to identify and date bottles or bottle fragments which are found during cultural surveys and excavations in the United States; ▪ Educators dealing with the subject of historical archaeology; and ▪ Collectors and the general public trying to date a bottle, determine what it was used likely for, and/or begin their search for information dealing with the fascinating world of historic bottles.
This website now has a permanent home courtesy of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). This entire website is essentially a "key" - albeit a complex one - to the dating and typing (typology) of historic bottles.Beyond that the book includes more information about historic bottle identification (typology), bottle production, and more than can be summarized here.The book is available at com - search for "Baffle Marks and Pontil Scars." The book is available softbound with either black and white or full color images. made in the United States from the late 18th through mid-20th centuries. Both are hard questions to answer and the answer is somewhat arbitrary in the end.In addition, this site also assists the user with these questions: 3.What technology, techniques, or processes were used to manufacture the bottle? Where did the bottle come from, i.e., where was it made and/or used? Where can I go for more information on historic bottles?The title of any given page gives the predominant theme of that page and would be the first place to start when pursuing information on that particular subject.
However, the process of bottle identification and dating is quite complex with many exceptions; thus, the need for many web pages covering a lot of descriptive information.
It also includes "Bottle Dating Worksheets" (pages 51 to 55) by Rebecca Allen and this author to assist in the systematic dating of an historic bottle based on the information in that dating key as well as other information on the website.
In part, this book fulfills this authors long time desire to have a hard copy "field guide" version of this website for use by archaeologists (and others) by having at least the dating portions available in printed form to take to the field.
The "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes" complex of pages is in essence an on-line "type collection" of major bottles styles and types made from the late 18th through mid-20th centuries.
Please note that the main "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes" page - and many of the subordinate pages - are very large with hundreds of imbedded images; it may take 20 to 30 seconds or more to load even with moderate to high speed internet connections.
If you are interested in identifying what a bottle was likely used for - i.e., what "type" of bottle it is (aka "typology") - the Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes page and the extensive array of related sub-pages should be visited.