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Trash Pits Reveal the Past
Photographer: Mark Hilton
Taken: January 1, 2015
Caption: Trash Pits Reveal the Past
Additional Description: Colonial residents disposed of their garbage by digging holes in the ground and burying the refuse. To the archaeologist the trash pit often serves as a time capsule. Materials in the pit help answer the who, when, what and how questions of an archaeological site. All the trash pits visible here contain refuse from the commanding officers' residence. It was here that an alligator skull and loggerhead turtle shell was recovered.
Submitted: January 7, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Database Locator Identification Number: p297721
File Size: 0.291 Megabytes

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