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midden

dungheap.
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The steam shovels broke through vast masses of shell heaps, the kitchen middens or refuse dumps of early Indians.
A] reported case does in some ways resemble those traces of past human activity--crop marks, post holes, the footings of walls, pipe stems, pottery shards, kitchen middens, and so forth, from which the archaeologist attempts, by excavation, scientific testing, comparison, and analysis to reconstruct and make sense of the past.