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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

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I think I would rather study 20 million year old coprolites than 250.

Personal logo cloudcaptain Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

"Number one if by land, number two if by sea".

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

Old outhouses,or the sites of former ones, are some of the first places bottle collectors go to dig,the reason being that's where the man of the house would take his little bottle of spirits,if the wife disapproved of drinking. After draining it,down it would go, evidence buried.

I don't know how much that would apply in Colonial times. In fact, given their prodigious intake of alcohol, I'm surprised they ever got anything done at all.

skinkmasterreturns26 Sep 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

perhaps thats why they know so much about maize.

Moonbeast Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

Well, who said archeology was all glitz and glamour?:)

"I think I would rather study 20 million year old coprolites than 250."

Ironically, I have fossilized T-Rex Bleeped text on my desk. Just sayin'.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 4:43 p.m. PST

Cloud Captain for the win!!!

Dan
PS. As for calling it coprolites I seriously doubt that true petrification happens in just a couple of centuries though. It would be more of a clod and less of a lith.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 5:05 p.m. PST

In other words, filth.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 5:26 p.m. PST

I don't know. In our strange society maybe one person's poop is another one's treasure.

Dan

Phil Hall27 Sep 2017 8:42 a.m. PST

Archeologists were digging up Lincolns outhouse in Springfield the last time I was down there. I asked what they found and was told that the outhouse was used as a garbage can by the owners. Anything they wanted to get rid of went in the hole. They hadn't found much of anything at that time as it was only the second day of the dig but were hopeful of coming up with items that would give an idea of what the Lincolns life was like.

Virginia Tory16 Nov 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

So they're looking for Lincoln Logs?

Ducking…

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