"Website Goals: To enable the user to answer two primary questions about most utilitarian bottles and jars produced in the United States and Canada between the early 1800s and 1950s, as follows: 1. What is the age of the bottle? 2. What type of bottle is it?
The above two questions also address what was succinctly articulated in the Intermountain Antiquities Computer System (IMACS) and the nominal purpose of this website, which is “…to provide archaeologists with a manual for a standard approach to arriving at historical artifact function and chronology”. 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. What technology, techniques, or processes were used to manufacture the bottle? 4. Where did the bottle come from, i.e., where was it made and/or used? 5. Where can I go for more information on historic bottles?"