Sunday, October 26, 2008
It warded off spirits, 300 years ago
University of Maryland archaeologists have unearthed in Annapolis a 300-year-old sand-and-clay bundle of lead shot, pins and nails, with a stone ax on top. They think it was set in the gutter in front of a house to ward of spirits, as in Africa.
Posted by Andy Duncan at 12:33 AM