Oyster Shells to Mortar

Oyster Shells to Mortar (HMBBF)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.477', W 76° 46.521'

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Brick, lime, and pottery kilns operated throughout Jamestown. A small paved pit here, filled with oyster shells and moistened lime, marked a kiln where mortar or plaster was made. Different pits produced varying qualities of mortar and plaster. These different mortars in turn helped to identify structures built at the same time and from the same pit.
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342460 N 4119417
Decimal Degrees37.20795000, -76.77535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.477', W 76° 46.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 28.62" N, 76° 46' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Island Drive, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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