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Smith St. Leonard (18CV91)
Occupied c. 1711-1749

Limestone marble. Although produced as early as 16th century in Europe, importation of limestone marbles to North America really didn’t begin until after 1769 (Gartley and Carskadden 1998:93). Since occupation at this site dated circa 1711-1749, this artifact represents an early example of a limestone marble in the American colonies.

Limestone marble.  Although produced as early as 16th century in Europe, importation of limestone marbles to North America really didn’t begin until
after 1769 (Gartley and Carskadden 1998:93).  Since occupation at this
site dated circa 1711-1749, this artifact represents  an early
example of a limestone marble in the American colonies.