Woman discovers Victorian-era medical devices in her outhouse

By Andrew Jones
Monday, March 26, 2012 14:00 EDT
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Archaeologist  Rebecca Schwendler. Screenshot via 9News Colorado.
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A Colorado archeologist made some startling discoveries in her backyard’s outhouse this past weekend, finding parts to a Model-T car, alcohol bottles from the Prohibition Era, and a syringe.

Rebecca Schwendler of Lafayette, Colorado told 9News about the many artifacts she uncovered, including something even from the 19th century’s Victorian Era.

“Here there’s a syringe,” Schwendler said. “That’s probably from some kind of self medication, using opiates of some kind. Heroin, maybe.”

While it maybe a surprise to most, Schwendler thought she would encounter some unique findings from her outhouse.

“You can find a lot of interesting things,” she said. “I think most people have no idea that you can find artifacts in an outhouse.”

WATCH: Video from 9News Colorado, which was broadcast on March 25, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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