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 Scissors found in pit house

  Photo: Richard Plander

Pit house: Scissors

Some Black Loyalists were skilled seamstresses and tailors. Who owned these scissors, and why were they left in a pit house, where they were found by archaeologists 200 years later?

Related: Excavation of the pit house