Sunday, September 27, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Things / Other 7


The The Dorchester Pot was a metal vase that was recovered in two pieces after an explosion used to break up rock at Meeting House Hill, in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1852. According to text reprinted by Anonymous (1852) from the Boston Transcript, a local paper, in the June 5, 1852 Scientific American, the two pieces were found, loose among debris thrown out by the explosion. Apparently, it was inferred from the locations of the two pieces of this pot among the explosion debris that this pot had been blasted from solid puddingstone (conglomerate), which is part of the Roxbury conglomerate, from about 15 feet below the surface of Meeting House Hill (Anonymous 1852).

Read more about this object on MFS.

1 comment:

  1. It's so strange. I keep trying to figure out how a necklace, jawbone, bell, this candlestick all got inside piece of coal. It doesn't make sense, but that doesn't mean that it's not true. I like to believe that these things are true, but can't figure it out.

    How would a paving tile get inside something 25 million years old???

    So weird.

    I just love this link you gave, I bookmarked it. I'm wanting to read the whole thing.


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