Monday, January 22, 2007

Dig unearths unique artifacts
AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL dig at the Female Factory at Ross this month has uncovered many unique artefacts that give a new insight into the lives the prisoners led.

Fragments of bottles that are thought to have once contained illicit alcohol, ladle spoons, buttons, pins and seals used to monitor the use of cloth have all been unearthed at the site.

A team of university students, led by archaeology lecturer Eleanor Casella, from the University of Manchester in the UK, has been working carefully on the excavation, which has focused on the nursery and workshop section of the factory.

They have FACTORIES producing them????