Eggshell from seven contexts within the Dorchester Industrial School for Girls Site, located in Boston, MA.
Gallus gallus - Limbs
Tarsometarsus’, tibiotarsus’, phalanges, and furcula of domestic chickens from the Dorchester ISFG site.
Comparison of the right mandibles of a medium-sized dog (left) and an archaeological specimen (right) from the City Square Archaeological District (CSAD) Three Cranes Tavern site.
A sample of rat femurs, recovered from the bottom layers of the Washington Garden North/Unity Court (WGN) site.
A selection of fish bone from the ISFG site, showing spines, vertebrae, and craniomaxillary elements from large bony fish, most likely cod.
Rat Skull & Mandibles
A complete Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) skull and both mandibles, recovered from the bottom three layers of the WGN cistern.
Miscellaneous Rat Bones
A pile of miscellaneous appendicular rat elements, all from a single context, from the WGN cistern.
Rats & Rib
One of the samples pulled for pXRF spectrometry analysis from the WGN site, containing two rat femurs and the rib of a medium-sized mammal.
Decorative Shell from ISFG
A sample of decorative shell from the Dorchester ISFG, showing small native species (mussels, clam, scallop) and exotic species (Caribbean marine snails and cowrie). These shells may have been used as craft items by the resident girls of the School.
Mandible Comparison 2
Comparisons of the right mandibles of a medium sized dog (top), archaeological specimen from the CSAD Three Cranes Tavern (middle), and domestic cat (bottom).
Comparisons of the skulls of a medium-sized dog (left), the two pieces of the CSAD Three Cranes Tavern archaeological specimen (middle), and a domestic cat (right).
The partially complete articulated skeleton of a Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) from the WGN site, comprised of elements recovered from a single context. Elements may not belong to the same individual, but are all from individuals of the same general size.