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Patterns of Household Refuse and Socioeconomic Differentiation: A Comparative Analysis (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christian Peterson. Robert Drennan. Adam Berrey.

Household garbage constitutes the most ubiquitous, and least ambiguous class of information on Neolithic household activities, social standing, and economic well-being available to archeologists. Unlike the short-lived symbolism of funerary ritual expressed in burials, or the celebration of individuals and institutions in monumental architecture, accumulated household garbage time-averages longitudinal patterns of domestic life. Remains from midden deposits are thus ideally suited to the...