One of our main purposes in Collections is to facilitate research. A couple of months ago, Andrew the Researcher (author of the previous blog) came in to look at our rabbit bones; he requested that we keep modern specimens for comparative research.
Since we’re an archaeological site, we try to avoid digging as much as possible. Our Curator set up a decomposition box in our loading dock and chose to leave the box semi-open which resulted in birds scavenging. We decided to change tactics and moved the bunny bits into our freezer, until the specimens can be collected by Andrew.
Posted by Lindsey Vogel, Collections Aide