We called the dog Indiana

18 May

Something exciting just happened at our house!!! My archeological genius son made a HUGE discovery in our back yard! (I would assume this treasure is none other than a headstone for the past homeowner’s beloved canine) The excitement has been palpable. Here I’ll show you:

The discovery - post excavation

Crossmending the artifact

Crossmend, complete.

Analysis and Interpretation (although it has been strongly suggested by Owen that we take the artifact to church to find out what Pastor makes of it all. I'm sure he'd appreciate that.)

What Charlie did during this important moment in science history.

A day later and he’s still totally geeked out about it.

note: Archeological process terminology thanks to this place.

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3 Responses to “We called the dog Indiana”

  1. Jerry May 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    I did a little research on this, but I came up with nothing definitive. It is possible that this was a Garden Plaque, and not a memorial plaque. What kind of cross is that in the plaque, and is that the beginning of a flower in the lower right? I could find nothing like this with a quick on-line search, but I will continue researching later for a match. Probably in vain.

    • Stacy May 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

      You are missing a pivotal piece of information – the placement of the found artifact. It was found next to storage shed under a tree in an area that has no grass.

      • Mom May 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

        I’m afraid I was going to make the same suggestion as Jerry as they have these fake garden “stones” at Dollar General that look pretty much like that – even so, the previous owners still could have very well used it as a pet grave marker. Meg has a memorial stone but we didn’t engrave it.

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