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WHAT DOES MIDDEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A midden is an old dump for domestic waste which may consist of animal bone, human excrement, botanical material, vermin, shells, sherds, lithics, and other artifacts and ecofacts associated with past human occupation. The word is of Scandinavian via Middle English derivation, but is used by archaeologists worldwide to describe any kind of feature containing waste products relating to day-to-day human life. They may be convenient, single-use pits created by nomadic groups or long-term, designated dumps used by sedentary communities that accumulate over several generations. In Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries middens are referred to as Conchales: The term conchal derives from the Spanish word for mollusc shell, concha. These features, therefore, provide a useful resource for archaeologists who wish to study the diet and habits of past societies. Middens with damp, anaerobic conditions can even preserve organic remains in deposits as the debris of daily life are tossed on the pile. Each individual toss will contribute a different mix of materials depending upon the activity associated with that particular toss.
The translations of midden from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «midden» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MIDDEN» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «midden» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «midden» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about midden
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MIDDEN»
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Deciphering a Shell Midden
This book presents the latest research on shell middens: sites that contain shell and are located near coastal and fluvial settings around the world.
Julie K. Stein, 1992
It is only when the Chief tries to frame his old adversary, the upright Miss Midden, that things begin to go seriously wrong as his underhand ploy opens up the way to spectacular mayhem. 'A major craftsman in the art of farce.
Tom Sharpe, 2011
Vashon Island Archaeology: A View from Burton Acres Shell Midden
This book continues that discovery process, presenting and explaining the data gleaned from the site and offering interpretations based on the various objects found that speak to people's lives at this place.
Julie K. Stein, Laura S. Phillips, 2002
The F.L. Brinkley Midden (22Ts729) archaeological ...
Excavations at the F. L. Brinkley Midden (22Ts729), in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, were conducted by the Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama.
Jeffrey L. Otinger, Charles M. Hoffman, Robert H. Lafferty, 1982
Santo Domingo Kitchen-midden and Burial Mound
Theodoor Hendrik Nikolaas de Booy. sufficiently symmetrical to suggest their use
in games. A cache of seven square pestle stones was also found. Furthermore, a
considerable number of broken stalactites was unearthed from the midden, ...
Theodoor Hendrik Nikolaas de Booy, 1919
Can the United States withstand an assault from within?
Paul Midden, 2009
The Muckomachy; Or, the Midden-fecht ... A Poem, in Three ...
OR THE MIDDEN-FECHT, (POLEMO-MIDDINIA.) O A POEM, jNTHREECANTO$
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ENLARGEMENTS BY TPÌE MODERNS. Io vo' cantare una guerra crudele, Che
lessi un ...
William Drummond, 1846
The English Dialect Dictionary: Being the Complete ...
(n) Sh.I. Sha clappid her apon a muckle stane i' da midden daek, S/t. News (Aug.
6, 1898). Lth. Ye'll find him sittin' on Robbie Blair's midden-dyke, SWAN
Carioterie (1895) x. (ia) I. Ma. Carrying in one hand a bucket-full of potatoes and
Joseph Wright, 1903
Aberdeen: An In-depth View of the City's Past : Excavations ...
Context midden. 106 Cooking pot rim. Fabric 37. Context midden. 107 Cooking
pot rim. Fabric 37. Sooted exterior. Context midden. 108 Cooking pot rim. Fabric
37. Heavily sooted exterior. Context midden. 109 Rim of hump-shouldered jug.
Alison Cameron, J. A. Stones, 2001
Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
LOCALITY SITE TYPE AGE Patarau Heaphy River Honeycomb Hill Cave
Aniseed Valley Takaka Cave1 Cave1 Cave2 Cave Cave1 Wairau Bar Dune/
Midden Grassmere Spit Metro Cave Dune/Midden Cave Punakaiki Cave Sumner
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MIDDEN»
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Go figure: July 21, 2015
... MARY ANN MIDDEN and AMY FELTY (Human Relations Commission); KAREN FOSTER and BRIAN AMES (Neighborhood Services board); ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
Crews work to stabilize Rio Arriba County pueblito
In addition to the pueblito, the site also includes a rock art panel and a midden. The Archaeological Conservancy acquired the Garcia Canyon ... «Santa Fe New Mexican, Jul 15»
Crews work to stabilize Garcia Canyon Pueblito
In addition to the pueblito, the site also includes a rock art panel and a midden. The Archaeological Conservancy acquired the Garcia Canyon ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
Updated on Jul 20, 2015, 12:11 pm AST
The dig unearthed a midden with shells and the bones of fish and mammals, including the collared peccary (pig) nine-banded armadillo, paca ... «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jul 15»
Joe Gould's Teeth
“The Oral History is a great hodgepodge and kitchen midden of hearsay,” Joseph Mitchell reported in his first piece about Gould, published in ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
Research advancing on demise of the Maori dog
... will work with Dr Ian Barber of Otago University to undertake similar isotope analysis on kuri bones recovered from two midden sites in Otago. «NZResources.com, Jul 15»
Ground broken for new Oak Harbor sewer plant
So far, the archaeologists on site haven't found anything significant beyond some shell midden, he said. JESSIE STENSLAND, Whidbey ... «Whidbey News-Times, Jul 15»
c̓əsnaʔəm: the Musqueam city that existed long before Vancouver
The site was given various names such as Great Fraser Midden and the Marpole Midden – the name it had when it became a National Historic ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
Immerse yourself in dinosaur/Orange County history on Sunday
A junior scientist camp will turn children into examiners through archaelogy and paleontology sandbox digs, fossil making, midden sorting and ... «Daily Pilot, Jul 15»
Cromlech Tumulus 2015: Week Five
... abandoned early modern agricultural landscape and settlements, a large shell Midden site and several really impressive promontory forts. «Archaeological Institute of America Latest News, Jul 15»
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