Blog Review: Castles and Coprolites

Next up is Castles and Coprolites, which hosts the work of Dr. Lisa-Marie Shillito. As its title suggests, this blog contains a good deal of information regarding feces and their role in archaeology. Perhaps not the most readily engaging topic, and certainly not the first to come to mind when thinking of archaeology and what it entails. But more than that, Shillito discusses and analyzes different types of minute evidence, ranging from fungal spores to phytoliths. For those less well versed in the terminology, Shillito provides illustrative descriptions and definitions. Her choice of study draws attention to those very small and easily overlooked lines of evidence, and what they can contribute to our understanding of the bigger picture of past environments and ways of living.

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