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Among the most interesting artifacts the archaeologists brought up from the Machault was a barrel that still contained salt pork. There were traces of knife marks in the pork suggesting that the barrel had already been opened.

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Salt pork found among the wreckage.
Cooking pots made of coarse earthenware were common in the 18th century and many of them were found in the Machault's cargo. Several French-made glass bottles and jars suitable for foods and beverages were also found.

A variety of other products were found on the Machault including several Continental, French, English, and Chinese bowls. Its cargo also contained a variety of decorated pieces that were probably intended for serving food as well as for preparing it. These items were probably being brought over for trade.

English bowl

English tin-glazed earthenware bowl.

Chinese tea set

Chinese export porcelain tea service.

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