There’s still a small to medium sized mountain of corrections to do, bags to replace, and a pile of weird crap (technical term) that I’ve been avoiding that needs attention but celebrating small victories today. All 9 boxes of the first of three interlocking datasets officially read “analyzed” Onward and upward! #gradschool#phd#archaeology#historicalarchaeology#charlestonarchaeology
Tonight’s #mysteryobjectmonday is not much of a mystery – it is a Dasani water bottle. (The pipe is a piece of early 20th century sewer pipe). The mystery is how it ended up in the dig here (and no, I did not toss it in there). For more on this unexpected underground discovery, see my latest blog post – link in profile. #theaccidentalpreservationist#chancogniehouse
We went to Ikea today and bought ridiculous piles of things (as you do), and on the way home we couldn't help but stop and visit the historic 'London Asylum for the Insane'. It was built in 1870, and the property even had a 'working farm' for the patents, of which the barn is still standing in a sports field behind the hospital and I am *obsessed* with it. Apparently it was a mental health hospital until 2014 (don't worry, they changed that name), and the nearby chapel is a designated heritage property. I want to go inside. Please?
Gin for Friday! The label of this fantastic Old Tom Cordial bottle reads 'Swaine, Boord and Co.' referring to a company that used an "Old Tom" cat on a barrel as their trademark. This trademark was registered by Joseph Boord in 1849. There were various stories involving cats and the origin of the name, but the general consensus is that the gin was named after Thomas Chamberlain, an early 19th century distiller #artefacts#archaeology#historicalarchaeology#nineteenthcentury#glass#bottles#gin#christchurch