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Dale Hodgins
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I was digging out some dirt along the side of a house and found the glass and pottery pictured below.

The first photo is of the collapsed soil which indicated the existence of an old dump. The items shown were removed but the ground is wet and further work will continue in the spring.

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Dale Hodgins wrote: I was digging out some dirt along the side of a house and found the glass and pottery pictured below.

The first photo is of the collapsed soil which indicated the existence of an old dump. The items shown were removed but the ground is wet and further work will continue in the spring.



I have a nearly identical sinkhole in a Peony bed right behind where the old house used to be on this property... I wonder if mine is the old dump-site as well. I have found glass and pottery shards in the surrounding soil.

How far down did you have to go?
 
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The dump starts about 14 inches down. No idea of depth. It's in a narrow space hemmed in between the house foundation and the property line and fence. The house is only about 95 years old so I probably won't find the holy grail. Jimmy Hoffa is still missing , so... It will be a fun project in any case.

During my first week in British Columbia 18 years ago I found a collapsed midden which produced several native artifacts. They did a dig. I was told that some stuff went to the local museum and some went to my friend who keeps an archive for the local native band. He had travelled afar and never found anything like it. He called it beginners luck. I wasn't searching for anything. Just walking along a beach and found a flat stone (where a bank had collapsed) that was impregnated with jade dust from being used for sharpening points.
 
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Very interesting. I am planning to semi-excavate that area of the lawn for hugelkultur anyways, as the peony beds that have been there for 50+ years have done a number on the soil.

Will post if I find Mr. Hoffa.
 
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The owner took over the dig and found a few more glass items and broken pottery. They found Hoffa. I am selling bone fragments for $100 each. The Catholic Church did pretty well when they sold enough pieces of the cross to build Noah's Ark. I may sell enough Hoffa to build an elephant. He really liked beef sandwiches, so the fragment you receive may produce odd results if you go for a DNA test. Order yours today. Operators are standing by.
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:The owner took over the dig and found a few more glass items and broken pottery. They found Hoffa. I am selling bone fragments for $100 each. The Catholic Church did pretty well when they sold enough pieces of the cross to build Noah's Ark. I may sell enough Hoffa to build an elephant. He really liked beef sandwiches, so the fragment you receive may produce odd results if you go for a DNA test. Order yours today. Operators are standing by.


DALE!! Ahem...
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:
Dale Hodgins wrote:The owner took over the dig and found a few more glass items and broken pottery. They found Hoffa. I am selling bone fragments for $100 each. The Catholic Church did pretty well when they sold enough pieces of the cross to build Noah's Ark. I may sell enough Hoffa to build an elephant. He really liked beef sandwiches, so the fragment you receive may produce odd results if you go for a DNA test. Order yours today. Operators are standing by.


DALE!! Ahem...



I just laughed my ass off for a minute. Good one Dale! Are you offering any bulk discounts?

On a serious note: I've been digging the area around my house and keep finding marbles. It appears to me that at some point a kid threw a buncha marbles up on the roof and didn't find all of them. I've found quite an assortment of army men with various disfigurements as well. And in one particular area I came up with a few old glass Listerine bottles. Just like this one Listerine bottle <---Not my photo

I find something new almost every time I dig a ditch/swale. There's buried treasure everywhere!
 
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I've found some old marbles with bubbles inside. Craig, when I first saw the title on the thread concerning using chickens as traffic control, I wondered if you had lost a few marbles yourself. It turned out to be a quite reasonable proposition with a catchy title. Since I've gone down this road, I must state for the record that I am not crazy. My mother had me tested.

Volume discounts are available on Hoffa merchandise. I've had it ground into a powder. Turns out Jimmy had special powers that help plants grow strong. Just sprinkle it over the soil and wait. Only $100 per lb. Those who go for 3 pounds or more receive a liter of "structured" angel water which must be diluted to one drop per barrel for best effect.
 
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