Shell midden found beneath public square in U.S. Virgin Islands
Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Admin0
A 200-foot trench on Krondprindsens Gade between Strand Gade and General Gade gives access to a midden, the archaeological term for a dumping ground where people deposited food waste, excrement and discarded broken pots and tools.
The site will be hand-excavated during the next several weeks by a team of archaeologists called in for their expertise in the “Saladoid” period, which dates from 500 B.C. to 545 A.D.
Story: Amanda Norris, VI Daily News | Photo: Max Ufberg