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Blogging on www.brownstoner.com:
Urban Archaeology on Pierrepont Street
Categories: Brooklyn Heights, Historical
"This is pretty awesome. Pardon Me for Asking has a cool
post up on an archeological dig in the yard of a 1852
Pierrpont Street townhouse. While the home is under renovation
urban archeologists Scott Jordan and Jack Fortmeyer are
being allowed to explore the outhouse pit, where common
household objects were thrown in to close the pits. This
practice lasted until the 1860s, when Brooklyn got sewer
infrastructure. After digging a hole 15 feet deep, they
pulled up broken cups and plates, pickle jars, chamber
pots, pieces of glass, bottles, a pair of legs from a
doll, and some glass figurines. They also uncovered an
old cistern. Have any readers had an urban dig in their
backyard? . . . "
to the blog . . .
"Urban archaeologist Scott Jordan has spent his whole life
uncovering New York City's remains . . ."