Weird History Archaeologists Just Dug Up Paul Revere's Outhouse, And They Found Out More Than They Bargained For  

Rebecca High

In a segment of what could be termed "bathroom histories," famous American Independence hero Paul Revere's outhouse was unearthed in 2017, as you can see in this fascinating video.

Technically, it's an outhouse that sat between Revere's home and another famous old home in Boston, and it's proven to be an important, if revolting, part of piecing together more information about life as it was lived in 1700s America.

The Pierce-Hichborn house next to Revere's home was occupied by Revere's cousin. But what can archeologists learn about someone's fossilized poop?

Food, parasites, economics, and even more impacts can be drawn from information unearthed in Paul Revere's outhouse. Watch this video for more toilet talk, and learn about what human feces can teach us about civilizations. After all, everybody poops.