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Material Culture


Inside the Archaeology Lab, George Washington Foundation

These two videos give a general overview of artifact processing at museums.

Washing Artifacts

Cataloging Artifacts

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Artifact Research and Comperables

*Smithsonian - Balm of America: Patent Medicine Collection

*Baltimore Bottle Club - gallery

*Historical Glass Bottle Identification & Information - Society for Historical Archaeology

*Smithsonian - Cosmetics and Personal Care Collection

*New York Historical Society - Historical Collections - examples of many types of artifacts

*Dating Common 20th century artifacts

Examples of Artifact Catalog Records

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