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Victorian chamber pot found in Morrisons site dig BREAKING NEWS!
#1
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/211488...s_site_dig

This one is just made for Mr Reality...

I laughed so hard I think I have soaked my chair Smile

SHOCK!!

Quote:A VICTORIAN chamber pot has been discovered at a dig commissioned to find out the "archaeological potential" of a site in Weybridge.

HORROR!
Quote:The dig has uncovered items including what appears to be a garden feature,

GASP!!!

Quote:Mr Maher, who has uncovered skeletons on previous digs, said no Roman items had been found.

And my all time favourite

Quote:We have had a few people coming to have a look what?s going on and I?ve seen some of the guys talking to them at the fence.


This is possibly the best bit of archaeology reporting I have ever seen!

oh... dry my eyes!

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#2
I love the use of "inverted commas."

I presume that's the chamber pot he's holding . . . very small . . .Psalm 23:5, 'My cup runneth over.' ?
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#3
Nice to see some accurate reporting that gets to the heart of the archeaology and the sense of excitement on your typical dig. That is one tasty chamber pot it would grace any serious collection
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#4
Makes my last large bit of fieldwork (which coincidentally also involved a chamber pot and C18th flowerbeds, garden bench etc as 'star finds') look quite good, thanks those guys! :face-approve:
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#5
Gardens archaeology is fascinating (seem to be getting far more than my fair share at the moment). Research on the development of flower pots is in its early stages but they do change over time and can sometimes be used for dating. Paths and their associated drainage systems are also very interesting. On top of that is the history and development of changing fashions in pleasure gardens and productive gardens. As for hot houses and greenhouse without the technologies developed for them we would not have sky scrapers. :face-approve:
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#6
As a person plodding through a pineapple house report just now (I will finish!!!) I can only agree. however, I suspect this garden feature will be a 50s patio Smile with or without gnomes ... teee hee!

I don't even think they even managed to get the name right either. !
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#7
On a serious note. this kind of highlights the need to "manage" ( note inappropriate use of inverted commas) the press. Provide them with press releases, images etc as they are just not able to do it.

I am tempted to create the BAJR awards ( for this year) based on poor reporting , bad reporting, incomprehensible reporting and of course the photographic category including - "holding" the "pot" (damn.. it is those pesky inverted commas again) Holding the trowel on a cleaned surface/wall while maintaining a rictus grin and of course the Headline category. Digging Deep, Dig It, Archolegist finds old stuff. what do you think.
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#8
BAJR Wrote:On a serious note. this kind of highlights the need to "manage" ( note inappropriate use of inverted commas) the press. Provide them with press releases, images etc as they are just not able to do it.

I am tempted to create the BAJR awards ( for this year) based on poor reporting , bad reporting, incomprehensible reporting and of course the photographic category including - "holding" the "pot" (damn.. it is those pesky inverted commas again) Holding the trowel on a cleaned surface/wall while maintaining a rictus grin and of course the Headline category. Digging Deep, Dig It, Archolegist finds old stuff. what do you think.

OOh yes please and of course the Golden Boulder award for the most inappropriate use of "Indiana Jones"Wink
And can the trophies be designed by Mr Cartoon Reality ?

PS was your pineapple house heated by the manure pit or something more sophisticated?
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BAJR Wrote:..the photographic category including - "holding" the "pot" (damn.. it is those pesky inverted commas again) Holding the trowel on a cleaned surface/wall while maintaining a rictus grin and of course the Headline category.

Prime candidate for 'Holding the pot' (and another caption contest) here:



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You missed the 'pointing meaningfully into the near distance' category.
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#10
Wax Wrote:PS was your pineapple house heated by the manure pit or something more sophisticated?

...or was it this one:

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D. Vader
Senior Consultant

Vader Maull & Palpatine
Archaeological Consultants

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of Tony Robinson.
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