Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a small seaport with a long history of maritime trade. The Deer Street archaeological projects in Portsmouth have provided extensive information on different stages of the city's past. The excavation of a small cellar, filled ca. 1785, yielded a wealth of artifacts dating to the period 1765-1785. More than 5000 ceramic artifacts were recovered, providing the basis for an examination of the connection between the sea trade and the personal possessions of the inhabitants.
Agnew, Aileen Button
"Ceramics and the Sea Trade in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: 1765-1785,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
17, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/neha/vol17/iss1/3