A Brothel Reveals Its Secrets

Buried in a 19th-century brothel’s outhouse were items of importance to the women who made their [...]living outside the margins of polite society: hairbrushes, medicines, and vaginal syringes used for self-medicating and cleaning.

Now, a team of archaeology students from BU is studying these artifacts to find out what they reveal about how the residents of one Boston brothel lived.

Read the BU Today story:
http://www.bu.edu/today/node/12217

Tags: boston, cas, research, women, archaeology

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