14th April 2008, 06:16 PM
Not quite the same but;few years ago a young lady had an upside down human skull,she took out the fill and wrote on context sheet "cut of bone-lined post hole",myself once when faced with feature sought of cross between tree bole/pit/rabbit warren wrote "take your pick-i'm buggered if i know":face-huh:
14th April 2008, 06:30 PM
A smile comes to my face whenever I think of one of the first context sheets I ever saw (in 1984), in which one of the fills of a medieval cess pit had been described as "green velvet stool".
A shudder comes over me every time I think of the experienced site assistant who filled in a couple of dozen context sheets, using fewer words in total than the number of sheets, and immediately left.
to let, fully furnished
15th April 2008, 09:54 AM
How about a coprolite sampled from a drain described on the sample sheet as "A dump deposit of bottom soil" [xx(]
15th April 2008, 12:16 PM
Seen one layer described as "black sh!t"
And the "blancmange shaped feature"
And the layer that was recorded as melting in the hot sun!!
15th April 2008, 01:29 PM
Ah... the old fave... Amorphous Blob...
take a big word and place it near a subjective little word... voila.... new Archaeological term!
"No job worth doing was ever done on time or under budget.."
16th April 2008, 08:11 PM
A soil colour description of 'mushroomy grey' (I casually asked what sort of mushroom).
A soil colour description of blackish-black
A peanut-shaped pit.