This website now has a permanent home courtesy of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). This entire website is essentially a "key" - albeit a complex one - to the dating and typing (typology) of historic bottles.In addition, this site also assists the user with these questions: 3.Even given these descriptions beginning often mistake a machine made Owen ring on the base of a bottle with a pontil.
One of the most frequently asked questions about old bottles is, 'How old is this bottle?
What technology, techniques, or processes were used to manufacture the bottle? Where did the bottle come from, i.e., where was it made and/or used? Where can I go for more information on historic bottles?