Trowel blade excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.532
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 28.6 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron trowel blade excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This trowel was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee on Seaman Avenue at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, which extended between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street in Washington Heights. It was used by masons, or by British and Hessian soldiers to build huts and repair fortifications.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group