Archaeology A mound or deposit containing shells, animal bones, as well as other refuse that shows the site of a person settlement. Also referred to as kitchen midden.
A refuse heap usually near a dwelling.
primitive pile of bones and shells.
An accumulation of refuse about a dwelling location; particularly, an accumulation of shells or of cinders, bones, also refuse regarding the supposed site associated with the home locations of primitive tribes, -- as on the shores of this Baltic water plus other locations. See Kitchen middens.
A dunghill; a muck-heap; a receptacle for home refuse, ashes, etc. See midding. [Prov. Eng. and Scotch.] Particularly
A prehistoric muck-heap; a kitchenmidden.
(archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement