Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dig Days 11 and 12. We have been spending a lot of time drawing over-sized maps of the pits, foundations, utility lines, and outhouses. Excavation is continuing as well, and interesting artifacts are being find (a pocketwatch, another chamber pot lid, a fireplace poker, padlocks), but I've been too busy to photograph them.

Today Adam was digging a small planting pit and found a bird burial. It is not a chicken or a dove. We are wondering if it is a parrot or a cockatiel, a prized pet that was given a formal burial in the backyard of a house.

Bird burial.

Jeff and Olivia found a second cat burial today as well. We never have time to dig every single pit and it makes me wonder how many of the many pits scattered around in the backyard areas are pet burials.

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