The Newport Historical Society has in its collections some 1,600 artifacts recovered during an archaeological excavation in Newport, Rhode Island. Taken out of context, the artifacts themselves hold little mystery. Fragments of salt-glazed mugs, tobacco pipes, and rusty nails are objects commonly unearthed in New England soil. Place these artifacts at the original site of the excavation, however, and they become more exciting. These 1,600 artifacts are the product of William S. Godfrey's excavation of Newport's Old Stone Mill, or the "Newport Tower."
Hattendorf, Ingrid M.
"From The Collection: William S. Godfrey's Old Stone Mill Archaeological Collection,"
Newport History: Vol. 68
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol68/iss235/5