Gaimster, D. R M., Boland, P., Linnane, S. and Cartwright, C. R. (1997). The archaeology of private life:. Post-Medieval Archaeol 30. Vol 30, pp. 129-142.

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The archaeology of private life:
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the Dudley Castle condoms
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Post-Medieval Archaeol 30
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Post-Medieval Archaeology
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30
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129 - 142
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During excavations of the mid-1980s at Dudley Castle in the West Midlands the contents of the keep garderobe were recovered intact and processed by sieving and hand-sorting, with samples being subjected to full laboratory analysis. The latrine was sealed during demolition of the castle's defences in 1647, the intact deposit containing both domestic and organic remains of the occupying royalist force which defended the castle under siege conditions between 1642 and 1646. Examination of the compacted organic mass of the latrine produced fragments of ten individual animal-membrane condoms. The terminus ante quem deposit of 1647 represents the earliest definitive physical evidence for the use of animal-membrane condoms in post-medieval Europe. The report comprises a note on the excavation of the garderobe and the process of recovery, a full scientific report on the condoms including a comparative examination of a set of late-eighteenth-century condoms in the British Museum collections, and a discussion of the significance of the Dudley Castle finds in the light of the historical evidence for early condom technology and use.
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David R M Gaimster
Peter Boland
Steve Linnane
Caroline R Cartwright
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1997
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Castle (Auto Detected Subject)
1647 (Auto Detected Temporal)
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Castles Defences (Auto Detected Subject)
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15 Aug 2005