Talking Trash: Classifying Rubbish-Bearing Deposits From Colonial New Zealand Sites
Keywords: New Zealand, historic, refuse deposits, formation processes
AbstractArchaeological investigations on historic period sites in New Zealand recover household refuse in a variety of regularly recurring contexts. Interpreting the artefact or faunal assemblages from these deposits depends upon a good understanding of the formation processes at play. Here, rubbish-bearing deposits are classified according to form for two purposes: first, as a tool to assist with the analysis and interpretation of archaeological assemblages; and second, to highlight the ways in which their analysis can throw light upon past attitudes and behaviours concerning household waste.
How to Cite
Butcher, M. and Smith, I. (2009) “Talking Trash: Classifying Rubbish-Bearing Deposits From Colonial New Zealand Sites”, Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 1(1), pp. 53-61. Available at: https://pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/9 (Accessed: 3August2020).