In the southeastern section of Unit 2 at Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, a ceramic vessel was discovered on top of a clay layer believed to possibly be a floor. Pictures have been taken of the vessel and its pieces and those are presented here. In order to take pictures of the completed vessel the pieces were not glued back together but simply placed back on top of one another. The shape is cylindrical and there is a lip on the top. It is a deep brown color and almost all of the pieces were recovered from the vessel to reassemble it. No maker's mark was discovered on the bottom of the vessel which is depicted in Image 8. A video has also been provided of a 360 degree view of the vessel.
Stoneware originated in England around the 17th century and was molded into a variety of shapes. The brown salt-glaze was thought to be a more humble glaze (Strong, 1983). The ceramic vessel discovered during the excavation is likely 18th century Pennsylvanian brown salt-glazed stoneware. At one point stoneware was fashionable because it was less expensive than porcelain. When it was no longer a trend, the stoneware ceramics would be used as containers or for cooking (Clemens, 2005).
If you cannot view the video on this website, feel free to follow this link for the 360 degree view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpH5dkiMxO0&feature=youtu.be