The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

49. Why study garbage?

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Deirdre N. Fulton
Baylor University

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Archaeologists spend much of their time carefully excavating the trash piles of ancient peoples. Why is this the case? Garbage yields important data for reconstructing past behaviors. Garbage dumps also help archaeologists understand the changes that a site undergoes over time. In other words, a garbage dump provides a window into the ancient occupation of a site.

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Fulton, Deirdre. 49. Why study garbage?. The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 206-209 Sep 2016. ISBN 9781781792421. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27898. Date accessed: 25 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27898. Sep 2016

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