archaeological archive

#ArchiveLottery – Part 5: Paper Records

What will the records have in store for us? Behold:

Some lovely timber drawings from Trig Lane for @orangepornge

Timber drawings from Trig Lane

Timber drawings from Trig Lane

“Get Some Lights!!!” a shopping list of sorts from Riverplate House for @ArtiCheck

Get Some Lights!!!

Get Some Lights!!!

 

A newspaper article regarding the dig at South Grove for @WebArchivist

Ham and High at it's best

Ham and High at it’s best

 

An illustrated Pot from Bermondsey Abbey for @mattpaheenan

nice pot

nice pot

 

And some bad news for area III from Southwark Street for @TheShanTiger

Who washed all the finds away!

Who washed all the finds!

 

And last but not least, for one of @dayofarch’s founders, the lovely @lornarichardson gets a Rewrite book from Newgate Street

Try again

Try again

A massive thanks to everyone who offered a number today and joined in with our #ArchiveLottery.  And a massive thanks to our @museumoflondon volunteer @tinctureofmuse for helping to gather all your #ArchiveLottery results!

Have a great #DayOfArch and hope to see you on a visit to the Archive store soon 🙂

#ArchiveLottery – Part 4: Metals

Time to copper load of any of iron… Let lead lead the way…

First there was a lovely Roman Coin for @Haringey6thForm

Roman Coin

Roman Coin

A nice copper buckle from Billingsgate for @madgeni

Copper buckle

Copper buckle

A strange key from Montague Close for @MillieTerri

iron key

iron key

A pipe collar from Billingsgate was pretty cool for @Articheck

pipe collar

pipe collar

 

But the Chatelaine purse from Upper Marsh for @EXTEAHUT was a pretty lucky find!

chatelaine purse

chatelaine purse

 

not forgetting the all important coffin nails from St Brides for @julidy1_FLO

http://archive.museumoflondon.org.uk/laarc/catalogue/siteinfo.asp?id=1818&code=FAO90&terms=fao90&search=simple&go=Go

Coffin nails

Metals were fun (lots more if you search for #ArchiveLottery on twitter).  It’s time for the most important bit of the archive – the paper records!!! Tweet @MuseumOfLondon or @AdamCorsini using the hashtag #dayofarch or #ArchiveLottery with a number between 1 and 426

#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…