Food Preparation and Storage Vessel

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Title

Food Preparation and Storage Vessel

Description

Discovered alongside many other items of its kind, this object was identified as a food preparation and storage vessel. Its circular base and wide open top suggests that it was used for preparation over storage - it was not found with an airtight lid like those of other storage vessels. Its lack of ornamental design suggests a focus on function over aesthetic value and furthers the notion that this object was used for every day duties in the kitchen.

Source

Recovered from excavation prior to construction of Rutgers-Camden dormitory at 330 Cooper Street, Camden, N.J.

Publisher

Rutgers University-Camden

Contributor

McKenna Britton (Graduate Student, American Material Culture, Spring 2018); photograph by Jacob Lechner.

Rights

Collection of Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Relation

Affleck, Richard, George Cress, Ingrid Weubber, Rebecca White, Kimberly Morrell, and Thomas Kutys. Phase II and Data-Recovery Archaeological Excavations of the Smith-Maskell Site Cooper Street Development Camden, New Jersey. Archaeological Excavation Report, Burlington: URS Corporation.

Collection

Citation

“Food Preparation and Storage Vessel
,” Learning From Cooper Street, accessed April 22, 2024, https://omeka.camden.rutgers.edu/items/show/26.

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