In 2012 and 2013 community members and local professional archaeologists led by Dovetail Cultural Resource Group worked together to salvage a stoneware waster dump in Fredericksburg, Virginia. More than 17,000 artifacts were recovered, representing two successive potters, Hugh R. Marshall and Francis H. Bell. This article brings together the archaeological and documentary evidence to discuss this short-lived pottery operation of the early 1830s. Considered are the physical attributes of the vessel forms and decorations, and the broader aspects of how this pottery operated within the local community and regional markets.
Krofft, Heidi E. and Nasca, Paul M.
"Trial by Fire: The Marshall-Bell Kiln Site in Fredericksburg, Virginia,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
48, Article 3.
Available at: https://orb.binghamton.edu/neha/vol48/iss1/3