Badgers as archaeological aids?

Submitted by ctcamp on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:50pm

In Germany last year, a badger unearthed the graves of two twelfth-century Eastern European lords; the tombs contained grave-goods like belt buckles and swords, while the skeletons sported multiple healed war wounds. You can read the full account from the German news outlet Spiegel.

I've heard of truffle pigs and cadaver dogs; I don't see why archaeologists can't start training tomb badgers...