Now it’s time for the sexy objects, selected at some point in the past to have their own individual finds number.
To get us going how about this tip top medieval shoe from 1982’s Billingsgate excavations. @ImAnitaSharma helped us find this by tweeting us shelf 170
This incredible piece of medieval ship was generated from shelf 352. thanks to @OldLadyBedtime for this. It comes from 1988 excavations at Gun & Shot Wharf
Also this hour we’ve had a creepy Victorian doll
and how about this tiny saxon bead
Not forgetting this doughnut shaped saxon loomweight
Thanks to @DominikaErazmus, @@bolshie_walshy, & @Kath_Creed for selecting these
Next it’s our Environmental Finds Archive. These are typically extremely small objects that take up little space (hence the small shelf range) and include objects such as seeds, pollen and small animal bones etc. Tweet me @AdamCorsini using #ArchiveLottery & a number between 1 and 40 to discover, completely at random, what that shelf holds… who’s going to be the first to get a coprolite?