Forum logo Have any items of clothing been found?

We’ve found durable clothing items such as a zipper pull, snap, and button. Back in 1940 Gallagher also looked for such things including coins and hair but found nothing. Clothing deteriorates very rapidly in the heat and, unless sheltered, in the intense UVs of the tropical sun. There is also the fact that the crabs tend to go off with stuff. We learned early on not to leave our socks to dry on a bush. Rats and birds are known to be attracted to shiny objects and hair is great nest making material. The bottom line is that it’s an environment that cleans itself very rapidly. We feel incredibly fortunate to have found what we have.

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