Definition of Kitchen midden
1. Noun. (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement.
Category relationships: Archaeology, Archeology
Generic synonyms: Dump, Dumpsite, Garbage Dump, Rubbish Dump, Trash Dump, Waste-yard, Wasteyard
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Literary usage of Kitchen midden
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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"Notes on the Excavation of an ancient kitchen midden recently discovered on the St. Ford Links, near Elie, Fife. By ROBERT MUNRO, MD1 After narrating the ..."
2. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1901)
"NOTES ON THE BONES COLLECTED BY DR MUNRO FROM THE KITCHEN-MIDDEN AT ELIE. ... D., FRS I have carefully examined the bones from the kitchen-midden at Elie, ..."
3. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1898)
"This new road cut through a little swelling knoll which proved to be mainly an extensive " kitchen midden" or ancient rubbish heap, about feet in diameter, ..."
4. The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1907)
"... members who have not got the volume in which Mr. Gray's sketches were published twenty years ago.—HENRY 8. CRAWFORD, BE Kitchen-Midden at ..."
5. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1905)
"The Kitchen-midden Axe. The kitchen-midden axe, or chisel, is typologically the beginning of the celt series. Speaking of the chipped or rough-hewn celts ..."
6. Indian Village Site and Cemetery Near Madisonville, Ohio by Earnest Albert Hooton, Charles Clark Willoughby (1920)
"Mr. Swanton excavated a kitchen-midden in his portion of the cemetery which occupied ... In the deepest place this kitchen-midden measured about four feet, ..."