2008/9/12 Michael Haseler <[log in to unmask]>
> A minute after I posted, I realised the idea of an iron-age site with
> nappies all over the place was absolutely ridiculous.
> Having thought about it, obviously the poop was just allowed to fall onto
> the floor - I suppose a lot of what you dig through on the floor of a hut is
> trodden-in baby poop.
> Makes you wonder about the smell - but then again many people lived with
> their cattle so I don't suppose you'd notice the odd bit of baby dung.
There is no way that the floor of an Iron Age hut would be made from
'trodden in baby poop'.
Inside or outside, chickens would have immediately pecked up a child's poo -
chickens love to peck at poo.