Glass vessels

Numerous glass vessels were found on the Nevis and St Kitts village sites. Wine bottle and case bottle glass suggest the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Pharmaceutical bottle glass indicates that patent medicines had made their way to the islands by the mid-19th century. Glass was expensive however, so both wine and pharmaceutical bottles were likely re-used to hold water, oil, juices, and other liquids after the original contents had been consumed. 

Fragments of costly glass tablewares, such as leaded drinking glasses, were also found at a number of the investigated villages.