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This old outhouse: Privy tied to Paul Revere is excavated


September 29, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — No. 1 if by land, No. 2 if by sea?

Archaeologists are excavating what they believe was the site of an outhouse next door to Paul Revere's home — and the privy, as the colonists politely called their potties, could be flush with artifacts.

People typically dumped trash and household goods in their outhouses. Volunteers with the City of Boston Archaeological Program already have pulled fragments of pottery, bottles and a tobacco pipe from the bricked yard of the Pierce-Hichborn House in the heart of Boston's North End.

So far, there's been no sign of mummified human excremen...

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