The Not Quite Adventures of a Professional Archaeologist and Aspiring Curmudgeon

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More Weird Items Found During Field Work

In a previous post, I had described many various odd and out-of-place items that I have sen while doing field work. Well, here's a few more that I have come across in the last few weeks.

First off, and unfortunately I don't have a photo of this one, one of my field technicians found a milk-crate filled with porn sitting next to an oil pump. It looked ot have been there for a while, and as oil pumps aren't particularly private, we couldn't figure out why someone would take their crate of it to that location. But, hey, there ya' go.

Next up, just as before, we found a boat. A smaller one this time. But a boat nonetheless. In the middle of a very arid landscape. No water around.

Of course, we couldn't let this go without a posed photo:

And so we continued surveying, finding everything from historic artifacts to unreported gas leaks, and when cresting a hill one day, we looked below us, and saw, of all things, an office desk and chair. In the middle of nowhere. Not an office to be seen.

And so, again, we had to take a few posed photos:

And last, but not least, I believe that the mailbox was there to allow different workers to keep and share records of the oil pumps. But, really, it looks really odd:

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