Well. . . .throwing away artifacts. And sand. And gravel. And junk. It’s the heavy fraction of flotation samples from Egypt, 1988. I did my MA project on most of it (I should find the files and publish them online somewhere, hmmmmm…), but other than that I’ve been schlepping it around for the last 20-odd years in about 9 boxes weighing several hundred pounds. Nobody wants it, so I am discarding it. How, I don’t know quite yet. It’s all bagged and tagged so I’m just dumping it all out into a container outside but what to do once that’s done is up in the air. It’s got a lot of pot sherds in it, a small amount of bone and shell, and lots and lots of gravel.
I think first I’ll put it up on Craigs list and see if a local school might have a use for it: Egyptian dirt from the time of the pyramids! Dig in it for artifacts! I suppose I could parcel it out and sell it somewhere. . . .Have your own bag of Pyramid-age dirt — with artifacts! — from Egypt! Otherwise, I’ll find a nice spot in the yard and create a tasteful Egypt-themed landscaping area and dump it there.
Anyone else have any ideas?
UPDATE: At least one teacher or school admin is interested!