Share this entry
kitchen midden Line breaks: kit|chen mid¦den

Definition of kitchen midden in English:


A prehistoric refuse heap which marks an ancient settlement, chiefly containing bones, shells, and stone implements.
Example sentences
  • Some of these kitchen middens are very valuable to archaeologists; they tell us a lot about the lives of our ancestors.
  • If bones of animals are found in kitchen middens it is proof that they were eaten by people.
  • Along the coast of Southern California are many kitchen middens, where ancient Californians tossed refuse from their dinners.
Definition of kitchen midden in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources