Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Magazine racks? 130-Year-Old Outhouses Yield Artifacts
The one-time site of privies for men and women has been built upon repeatedly. Recently, crews demolished a former school bus barn on the 3.5-acre downtown site in order to build a condominium complex and a parking garage.

But first, archaeologists were called in. Beginning in late May, they started digging into the ground in a discovery process that could last several more weeks.

They uncovered a pistol, a buoy knife, whisky flasks, a set of false teeth, two dog skulls and a blade from a set of sheep shears.

UPDATE: Best headline: Archaeologists Sniff for Clues in 130-year-old Outhouses