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This entry was posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 11:30 pm. It is filed under News and tagged with artifacts, dig, excavation, lafayette, outhouse.
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Dr. Schwendler should also study the grounds and surroundings as well as the property near the dwelling. A minesweeper or, metal detector could help. Dr. Schwendler probably knows best. The house seems very nice.
This is so cool!!! I’ve always wanted to excavate my own property to see what’s there. I have a cottage in FL that was built in 1913. Which is VERY old for Florida!
Wonderful story that needs more photographs and information. Could be made into an interesting book.
It is very common for outhouses to be moved over time (for numerous reasons). Consider searching for other possible outhouse locations on the same property using the technology that Doctor Park suggests above or even sinmple visual examinations may show a possible location.
I have some background in this same type of activity and it is always fun and intriguing when considering new (to us) discoveries.
Hi there Dr. Schwendler: Digging outhouses has been a big part of my life of 50 yr.s or so. All the sights were from the 1840′s to around 1900. Have bottles dating back to the 1680.s. I started in New England in the 1960′s and ended up in Nebraska which was settled in the 1850′s. The trick is to find an area that was settled as far back as you can through research in your local library. Bottles is my passion but other items like coins,jewelry,doll parts,toys,china etc. etc. are found there. There’s no smell like you might think. If you cut yourself, make sure you take good care of it. I’m sure there is an antique bottle club in your area if you get hooked like I did. lol, Vaughn
Doesn’t seem like much of a haul considering….
Keep the outhouse! I want the HOUSE!! Great finds, all! Congratulations! Makes me want to go spelunking where my great great grandfather’s home was, but it’s a part of a housing addition now!
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