19th C. Birdcage Fountain- Ontario, Canada

19th C. Birdcage Fountain on American Artifacts Blog

Excerpt- During the field season of 2007, TRCA archaeologists were conducting excavations at the Lewis Site, a former 19th century homestead with a unique kiln complex, which indicated that industrial activities were an important part of past daily life at the site. We found a strange object that puzzled us from the start, the likes of which we had never encountered before.

The revelation? Our mystery artifact was the trough of a 19th century birdcage fountain, designed to provide pet birds with fresh drinking water.

Read how TRCA archaeologists solved the mystery on their blog post, SOLVING AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERY: A TALE OF SERENDIPITY

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