kitchen middens

kitchen midden

noun
a mound consisting of shells of edible mollusks and other refuse, marking the site of a prehistoric human habitation.

Origin:
1860–65; translation of Danish kökkenmödding

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kitchen midden
 
n
archaeol the site of a large mound of domestic refuse marking a prehistoric settlement: usually including bones, potsherds, seashells, etc

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