Gallery of Backyarchaeology

Well it ain’t as fancy as I’d been thinking of doing it, but it’s done. After these several years of writing about various finds excavated from the trove that is our backyard (such as the World War II-era German army helmet unearthed in 2006), I finally got all the crap together, set up a cheapass version of a desktop photo studio (consisting of a few sheets of propped-up paper and an overhead light, and digitally documented the collection haphazardly, but at least it’s all in one place in the form of this Flickr photoset, with room to grow as new trinkets, trifles, treasures and trash trickle in.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."