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archeological remains of a beehive oven

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Posted by Andrew Lee

Hi there. I am an archaeologist working on a project near Baltimore, Maryland, and have come across the remnants of a beehive oven. The oven was connected to a house built circa 1825 and very little of it is left - a few courses of bricks and maybe some kind of ash clean out (a narrow channel). Based on the ghost-lines apparent on the side of the house, it was teardrop-shaped. Can anybody help me with some historical background on these ovens? For example, when were they common? Why were they attached to the house? Were they fairly standard in design? I have lots of questions, but I would be grateful for any info.

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