Historic Glass Bottle
Welcome to the Historic Bottle Website!
NOTICE TO USERS
The Historic Bottle Website has moved
permanently to the
The new home page is now at the following
The Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is pleased to be the new web-based home of the Historic Bottle Website. Since its initial posting in early 2005, the Historic Bottle Website has become a very useful resource to the historical archaeology community. This makes its location on the SHA website in the new "Research Resources" section particularly appropriate. The website's public educational emphasis helps the SHA to meet one of its goals: "...to promote scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology."
The BLM benefits by forging a stronger connection to one of the leading professional organizations within the archaeological world. The move also helps the Department of Interior (DOI) meet recent DOI Inspector General Evaluation Report (#2003-I-0051) recommendations to simplify their web presence, increase security, and control content, while still maintaining a recognizable connection to the Historic Bottle Website.
GOAL OF THE HISTORIC BOTTLE WEBSITE: To enable the user to answer two primary questions about most utilitarian bottles and jars* produced in the United States (and Canada**) between the early 1800s and 1950s, as follows:
1. What is the age of the bottle?
The above two questions also address what was succinctly articulated in the Intermountain Antiquities Computer System (IMACS) and the nominal purpose of this website, which is to provide archaeologists with a manual for a standard approach to arriving at historical artifact function and chronology (University of Utah 1992). In addition, this site also assists the user with these questions:
3. What technology, techniques, or processes were used to manufacture the bottle?
4. Where did the bottle come from, i.e., where was it made and/or used?
5. Where can I go for more information on historic bottles?
This website is intended
- Field archaeologists trying to identify and date bottles or bottle fragments which are found during cultural surveys and excavations in the United States;
- Educators dealing with the subject of historic archaeology; and
- Bottle collectors and the general public trying to date a bottle, determine what it was used likely for, and/or begin their search for general information on historic bottles.
To access the Historic Bottle
Website please click on the following link:
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Bureau of Land Management - Klamath Falls, Oregon