found these pots buried under the floor of a house built in the first century CE. They are what we call "ritual deposits," meaning collections of interesting objects buried for what we assume are magical reasons. In this case the intent may have been to protect the building from earthquakes, a major problem in that part of the world.
Adams-Kilty House in Annapolis, Maryland.
strange example, a 17th-century pit from Cornwall that was lined with swan's feathers and filled with eggs and dead birds as well as the more usual pebbles, fingernail clippings, and human hair.