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A prehistoric refuse heap that marks an ancient settlement, chiefly containing bones, shells, and stone implements.
- ‘Some of these kitchen middens are very valuable to archaeologists; they tell us a lot about the lives of our ancestors.’
- ‘Along the coast of Southern California are many kitchen middens, where ancient Californians tossed refuse from their dinners.’
- ‘Archaeologists and anthropologists use the kitchen middens of older civilizations to learn about life during that time period.’
- ‘Shell middens, also known as kitchen middens, are archeological sites formed through the accumulation of domestic refuse consisting primarily of mollusc shells.’
- ‘If bones of animals are found in kitchen middens it is proof that they were eaten by people.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.