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Shell midden found beneath public square in U.S. Virgin Islands

A 1,500-year-old shell midden has been found underneath a public square in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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

Lost village of Luxvbalis found in British Columbia

The ancient village of Luxvbalis, which was abandoned after a smallpox epidemic in the late 1800s, may have been found during a routine excavation of a shell midden along the coast of British Columbia, Canada. "Shell middens are the result of people discarding food remains, building structures, tools, decorative items, and