Object: Blueberry - Vaccinium Sp.

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Blueberry bushes are an understory plant that provided a big harvest.   Native Americans, bears, birds, and the Dutch settlers all enjoyed blueberries in season.   Blueberry seeds were found in the archeological digs of lower Manhattan.  

See a detailed article on the archeology of plant life in New Amsterdam by Joel Grossman, PhD., courtesy of the Holland Society of New York  here.