Archaeologists find 1760s artifacts in Maryland





A construction crew working on a parking lot between West and Northwest streets in downtown Annapolis has unearthed pieces of pottery, china, bottles and bones that date to about 1760....

The artifacts were found buried in a long-abandoned privy behind the house at 26 West St. The construction crew alerted city officials as soon as the brick outline of the privy became visible Wednesday.

Thomas W. Bodor - a consulting archaeologist retained by the Historic Preservation Commission to oversee such discoveries at construction sites - said yesterday that the privy appears to have been dug around the same time the house was built, about 1760. It is next to another abandoned privy, that was dug about 1860....


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