Noun(1) (archeology(2) a heap of dung or refuse
(1) David McOmish started talking about East Chisenbury on Salisbury Plain, which is a midden of refuse so large and strange it re-defines the concept of ├ö├ç├┐rubbish├ö├ç├û and its ├ö├ç├┐disposal├ö├ç├û.(2) The plaster probably was dumped in the midden during one of the construction campaigns.(3) The junk itself is a collection of fossils from our evolutionary history, which makes it interesting in the same way that a midden is interesting to archeologists.(4) The Englishman's Castle is situated on a midden of great antiquity.(5) One video showed Bushell looking disparagingly at another house and saying how filthy it was and how much of a midden it was, a phrase he used repeatedly.(6) A midden (rubbish pile) was found at the outer limit of one trench, where the original island occupants dumped their discarded food remains.(7) For two centuries the crannog-dwellers threw their refuse into the loch, providing a ready-made midden to give clues to their way of life.(8) They showed her the midden , an open heap of manure and dirt, the same one she had seen the women dump the buckets on the day before, then they told her now was the time to use it if she had to.(9) So the pack-rat middens are time capsules of local vegetation allowing us to reconstruct what happened.(10) Charcoal from the middens indicates that hazel, birch and willow grew in the vicinity, probably as pockets of light scrub, and that pine and oak were available either as driftwood or as imported timber.(11) These sites included several freshwater mussel shell middens that contained a number of well-dated artifactual and biotic assemblages.(12) The middens from the city around the 8th century are full of shells from fresh water oysters.(13) It is now clear that some are caused by the erosion of underlying features and deposits which relate to a vast range of activities including settlements, stoneworking sites, and middens .(14) At Mildenhall Fen, ten miles to the south-west, two similar middens were excavated, again without any evidence for buildings.(15) All soil from each feature, collected by zone and level, and the soil from most of the middens was saved for flotation.(16) Now, their pyramid-shaped middens , or mussel-shell dumps, stand along the coastline like memorial cairns.
1. dunghill ::
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