The 1953 excavations by Rouse and Goggin at St. Joseph, Trinidad, yielded a mix of Amerindian and European materials. The historical assemblage reflects the presence of the Spanish and English in the town of St. Joseph over two centuries, from the early 17th century into the 19th century. This report presents a detailed description of the English ceramics recovered from the mixed midden site and discusses the context of the assemblage in regards to the English Colonial period. Socioeconomic analysis of the ceramics reveals parallels between the St. Joseph assemblage and an assemblage recovered from English regimental sites in Canada and confirms the nature of the British presence. Future reports will address the nonceramic artifacts of the historical assemblage and comment on the Spanish majolica wares.
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