Fig. 36. Remarkably preserved in the waters of Pensacola Bay,
this cork is undoubtedly a stopper for an Olive Jar.
Two cork stoppers were found in association with several olive jar sherds. The most complete cork would have fit the mouth of a jar with a 6.6 cm maximum opening. The cork measures 1.9 cm in thickness and has been trimmed to a tapered width of 4.8 cm at its charred lower end. A resinous deposit was found adhering to its upper surface with a color and odor very similar to pine pitch. Additionally, two smaller corks were recovered