Fork excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.183
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 17.1 x 1.9 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Iron and bone fork excavated at West Point; two tines; handle has bone grips and is rounded at end.
Gallery Label: 
This fork was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at West Point, a series of barracks and forts built in Orange County, New York by the Continental Army. West Point was built to control the Hudson River, and to guard the Hudson Highlands from an attack by the British Army stationed in New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group