kitchen midden


noun

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

Origin of kitchen midden

1860–65; translation of Danish kökkenmödding
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kitchen midden

noun

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