Research Links

ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION:

"Fur Trade Tomahawks" online resource for ID and education about everything tomahawks:

https://www.furtradetomahawks.com

 

Identification Guide for Colonial Ceramics:

http://www.jefpat.org/diagnostic/Historic_Ceramic_Web_Page/Historic_Main.htm

 

Identification and Dating Guide for Antique and Colonial Buttons:

https://www.daacs.org/wp-content/uploads/buttons.pdf

 

Here's a great three part article I found on axes found in New France:

Here's a great three part article I stumbled upon about French trade knives:

COOL BLOGS:

A Woodsrunner's Diary

- 18th Century living history, historical trekking, and longterm survival.

Of Sorts for Provincials

- Information on 18th century American firearms, the Virginia back country and related material culture.

Contemporary Makers

- Frequent great photos of contemporary replicas of antique items related to American longrifle type culture. Maintained by Art Riser.

Frontier Partisans

- Great history blog by Jim Cornelius. "The adventurers, rangers, and scouts who fought the Battles for Empire."

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES:

Blades in NC: From Stones to Steel

http://ehcnc.org/decorative-arts/historic-trades/blades-in-va-and-nc/

History of Sweet Springs, West Virginia article:

http://lynnside.org/sweet%20springs%20story.html

Houmas House Plantation in NOLA history article:

https://houmashouse.com/history/