North End dig hits archeological pay dirt Tens of thousands of items unearthed behind 18th-century Clough House ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff In the backyard of the 18th-century Clough House in the North End, archeologists unearthed relics from the neighborhood’s early days. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Archeologists found this cistern that may have been built by Ebenezer Clough, who helped build Old North Church. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff The team found glass shards and a gun flint, possibly from the Revolutionary War. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Archeologists Rosemary Pinales and Scott McGaughey worked at a site undisturbed by centuries of nearby development. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff “You never know what you’re going to find, and thousands of people are watching you do it,” Boston city archeologist Joseph Bagley said.