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    Artifact of the Week: Game Pieces

    Archaeologists recovered these Go game pieces from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players. The aim is to surround more territory…

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    Artifact of the Week: Beer Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this beer bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). This bottle would’ve had a cork stopper. Because the Post-Contact Period is so short and the Euro-American population…

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    Artifact of the Week: Bone Toothbrush

    Archaeologists recovered this bone toothbrush from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). The bristles would have been boar bristles. Artifacts made of bone are not commonly found in the San…

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    Artifact of the Week: Curticura System Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Curticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). The Curticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors was advertised to beautify the skin,…

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    Artifact of the Week: Consumption Medicine Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Dr. King’s New Discovery for Consumption bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). In the era before the development of antibiotics, patent medicines, such as this…

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    Artifact of the Week: Stomach Bitters Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Dr. J. Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Dr. J. Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters emerged on the market in 1853 and sold as…