Lowell Lecture

Lowell Lecture Series presented by the Paul Revere Memorial Association "Knee Deep in Paul Revere's Privy"

Date & Time

Sept. 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
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Kristen Heitert, Senior Archaeologist, Public Archeology Lab, Inc.

Presenting Organization

Paul Revere Memorial Association




Patrick M. Leehey Research Director, Paul Revere House (pat@paulreverehouse.org, 617-523-2338)

Knee Deep in Paul Revere’s Privy: Archaeology at the Paul Revere House Lot Archaeological investigations conducted by The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. at the Paul Revere House site from 2011-2013 resulted in the recovery of nearly 10,000 artifacts and a range of landscape and infrastructural features, including drains, cisterns, privies, and sewer pipes, dating from the late 17th to the late 19th centuries. PAL Senior Archaeologist Kristen Heitert will show how many of the artifacts speak of the former residents themselves, such as bone bu�on blanks that may be evidence of piecework undertaken by women trying to make ends meet; “Home Rule” tobacco pipes possibly smoked by newly arrived Irish immigrants; and the skull of a small terrier, perhaps a pet or a practical ra�er.