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Journal Article

"Swedish" Colonial Yellow Bricks: Notes on Their Uses and Possible Origins in 17th Century America

M. J. Becker
Historical Archaeology
Vol. 11 (1977), pp. 112-118
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25615323
Page Count: 7
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"Swedish" Colonial Yellow Bricks: Notes on Their Uses and Possible Origins in 17th Century America
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Abstract

Small bricks of yellow color are often found at early colonial sites along the eastern seaboard. These building elements are usually associated with Swedish and Dutch constructions of the 17th century. Despite their frequency at such sites, little has been written about them and still less research has been conducted regarding their history. In order to initiate a study of this class of artifacts, some basic information is presented along with the limited data derived from the yellow brick remains recovered during excavations directed toward revealing an early house foundation in Governor Printz Park (36DE3) in southeastern Pennsylvania. These remains are believed to include the 1643 foundation of the Printzhof," the core of the earliest European Settlement within the boundaries of modern Pennsylvania.

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