thinking about archaeology

Digging Deeper goes gardening

Enjoying the weather, I dug out an old shrub the other day and found a cemetery: what look to me like a few bones from a small dog and a cat. Today N was in the garden putting in a new plant, and found a skull. So I set to with trowel and brush and retrieved more bones, with the remains of a net bag which might give an identification of date and a few other bits and pieces, but no identification tags. I will report back when I’ve washed and examined the finds, and the question then will be, should I rebury them?

 

It looks as if the larger beast was buried in the string bag.

A spade depth down and the bones start to articulate, with signs of a small pit.

One response

  1. You may need to consult the provisions of the Burial Cat 1857. Very amewsing post.

    April 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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