What did ancient people do with all of their garbage?



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    They did not use products like plastics or non-reusables. They didn’t have excessive packaging and bottled water. For the most part they did not need to worry about trash. Whatever leftovers they would have, they would be biodegradable.

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         Most ancient garbage has biodegraded, but a lot of it is still around. Much of what we know about ancient peoples comes from studying the things they threw away. In archaeology, a domestic waste dump is called a midden. Some of these sites were in use for thousands of years. For example, a shell midden in British Columbia is 27 feet (9 meters) deep and was in use for 10,000 years. Middens rich in shells are especially good at preserving organic materials because of the alkaline calcium carbonate in the shells.

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