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The Privy of ‘ Our Lord in the Attic’, The Archaeology of an 18th-century Artifact Assemblage in Amsterdam (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ranjith M. Jayasena.

Cesspits are a typical urban phenomenon and in Amsterdam these were usually brick structures beneath a latrine house. In addition to their primary sanitary function, they also became repositories for household waste, resulting in a record of domestic artifacts as well as faunal and botanical debris. Six decades of archaeology in Amsterdam have revealed over 300 cesspits, opening a window on the material culture and diet of the city’s population from the 14th-century onwards. This paper will...