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There were...a few rats in the cistern we excavated at Old North.  This is from one 10-cm thick layer and about half of the rats recovered from the cistern!

There were...a few rats in the cistern we excavated at Old North. This is from one 10-cm thick layer and about half of the rats recovered from the cistern!

Pins from the Unity Court tenement privy at Old North #history #boston #archaeology #dignorth

Pins from the Unity Court tenement privy at Old North #history #boston #archaeology #dignorth

According to plaster along the foundations of the building prior to painting the interior beige some of the walls at 3 Unity Court were turquoise #digNORTH #boston #archaeology

According to plaster along the foundations of the building prior to painting the interior beige some of the walls at 3 Unity Court were turquoise #digNORTH #boston #archaeology

Came across the remains of a small mammal possibly a rat not human but gave us a bit of a scare! #archaeology #boston #digNORTH

Came across the remains of a small mammal possibly a rat not human but gave us a bit of a scare! #archaeology #boston #digNORTH

Raspberry grape and fig seeds - oh my! Just a few of the thousands of seeds from the privy /outhouse at 2 Unity Court tenement  shared with us by archaeobotanist Allie Crowder who is studying our soil samples collected from the privy last year. These will help us understand how the diet of the various immigrant families change over the years #archaeobotany #digNORTH #boston #privy #somanyseeds

Raspberry grape and fig seeds - oh my! Just a few of the thousands of seeds from the privy /outhouse at 2 Unity Court tenement shared with us by archaeobotanist Allie Crowder who is studying our soil samples collected from the privy last year. These will help us understand how the diet of the various immigrant families change over the years #archaeobotany #digNORTH #boston #privy #somanyseeds

Horseshoe just excavated from the Unity Court tenements at Old North.  Did they have a horse or was this a lucky talisman?  They certainly did not have room for horses or a stable at the tenements but horses would have been common in the neighborhood #dignorth

Horseshoe just excavated from the Unity Court tenements at Old North. Did they have a horse or was this a lucky talisman? They certainly did not have room for horses or a stable at the tenements but horses would have been common in the neighborhood #dignorth

Another lamp in the Unity Court privy! You can see part of the shade glass rusted to the metal burner and dial with parts of the fabric wick present the collar and parts of the font that held the oil. #history #boston #dignorth #archaeology

Another lamp in the Unity Court privy! You can see part of the shade glass rusted to the metal burner and dial with parts of the fabric wick present the collar and parts of the font that held the oil. #history #boston #dignorth #archaeology

More painted plaster from the 3 Unity Court tenement. Bright and cheery! #archaeology #boston #digNORTH

More painted plaster from the 3 Unity Court tenement. Bright and cheery! #archaeology #boston #digNORTH

Our suspected bulkhead behind 3 Unity Court is looking more definite as a staircase slowly emerges #archaeology #boston #digNORTH

Our suspected bulkhead behind 3 Unity Court is looking more definite as a staircase slowly emerges #archaeology #boston #digNORTH

Okay artifact sleuths help us identify and date this ceramic makers mark! Thanks! #boston #archaeology #ceramics

Okay artifact sleuths help us identify and date this ceramic makers mark! Thanks! #boston #archaeology #ceramics

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