Sunday, June 18, 2006

A good archaeological joke for a change! Students privy to family's history through unusual research project
University of Akron student Mary Kenepp painstakingly scraped away thin layers of dirt in a shallow ditch near the historic Hower House as if she were looking for buried treasure.

In reality, Kenepp and her classmates in Linda Whitman's archaeology and anthropology class were searching for wealthy industrialist John Hower's privy, a refined way of referring to the family's outhouse.

Y'all go send that author thanks.