Published on October 7th, 2014 | by ASC42
Episode #48: Lark in the Mud
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the term “mudlark” was used to describe children who scavenged for valuables along the muddy banks of the Thames in London, England. Today, the term has been taken up by a community of amateur collectors and historians who comb the river’s shores at low tide in search of artifacts – some as old as the Roman city of Londinium, where the City of London sits today. 3620 producer Aaron Shapiro joined this group to scavenge the banks of the Thames himself and to figure out what this group of mudlarkers was all about.