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Wash Basin - Drew


This artifact is a transferprint wash basin, it is found in the fur store in Fort Vancouver. The wash basin is made out of ceramic, and it has a pink and white lily pattern. The wash basin was used by putting your hands in it and washing them and it was used to wash your hands. It is meaningful to the owner because they can wash their hands and get sick less often. The first archaeological theme is  technology / technological change, the wash basin’s material is different from the ones the native americans make and the ones we make today, the second archaeological theme is health / medicine / diet, because you can wash your hands and get sick less often, and the last archaeological theme is socio-economics / class, not everyone will be able to buy a wash basin that nice instead, they would probably buy one from a different material like wood or stone. 

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