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kitchen mid·den

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eitchen midden, midden, kitchen middennoun

    (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement

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  1. kitchen midden

    A midden (also kitchen midden or shell heap) is an old dump for domestic waste which may consist of animal bone, human excrement, botanical material, mollusc shells, potsherds, lithics (especially debitage), and other artifacts and ecofacts associated with past human occupation. These features provide a useful resource for archaeologists who wish to study the diets and habits of past societies. Middens with damp, anaerobic conditions can even preserve organic remains in deposits as the debris of daily life are tossed on the pile. Each individual toss will contribute a different mix of materials depending upon the activity associated with that particular toss. During the course of deposition sedimentary material is deposited as well. Different mechanisms, from wind and water to animal digs, create a matrix which can also be analysed to provide seasonal and climatic information. In some middens individual dumps of material can be discerned and analysed.

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  1. kitchen midden

    A kitchen midden, also known as shell mound, is an archaeological term referring to a heap of domestic waste relics such as food remains, shells, bones, and other debris associated with past human occupation. These middens provide valuable information about diet, lifestyle, and the environment of ancient cultures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitchen midden in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitchen midden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of kitchen midden in a Sentence

  1. Laurie E. Colwin:

    That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities-that sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one-dimensional.

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