#ArchiveLottery – Part 3: Environmental

Still with us? Time for some small stuff

The environmental finds brought up lots of lovely tubes with a mixture of seeds & insects like these from Apothecaries Hall (thanks to @MyLifeIsHistory & 1886Guy for picking shelf 6!)

Seeds & insects

Seeds & insects

 

There was also a tub of parasites from Billingsgate for MOLA’s enviro archaeologist @KarenStewart

Billingsgate parasites

Billingsgate parasites

 

Wouldn’t be environmental archaeology without a coprolite or two like this one for @andyfev

poo

poo

 

And there was a nice few small fish bones from Bull Wharf for @ellie__miles

fishy

fishy

Next it’s our Metal artefacts – these objects are stored separately. A dehumidified store, sealed boxes and silica gel help us maintain these objects to a high degree of preservation as they’d slowly degrade in normal room conditions. Tweet @MuseumOfLondon or @AdamCorsini using #dayofarch or #ArchiveLottery or message us below, a number between 241 and 492 to discover, completely at random, what that shelf holds…

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