8. A Small Colonial Industrial Site in the Lower Tidewater

by J. L. Smith and M. W. McCartney

Phase III Data Recovery at Site 44CS92
Associated with the Route 664 Project, City of Chesapeake, Virginia
1991 v + 90 pp. 39 figs., 9 tables, 1 appdx.

This report summarizes the results of archaeological excavations at a small 18th-century industrial site that probably served a nearby middling plantation. A small earthfast structure and a group of associated features form the work-area complex. Iron-working and shoe-making are indicated by the archaeological and documentary evidence. This multipurpose work area was located in an optimal position for both urban access and rural marketing.

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