Anthropologists and Conservationists

by Barbara Walvoord

Anthropologists call it a “midden”–a very old trash heap whose contents reveal what some ancient tribe ate, wore, played with, and used for tools.

For future anthropologists, we should have left alone the east campus midden in the trees just off the wide woods path– obviously the trash heap for the farm that used to occupy our land, before the days of regular trash pickup and regulations against dumping.  Judging by the height and breadth of the heap, the trash goes down for yards, perhaps holding objects used by early colonists, or, even deeper, by more ancient tribes. Continue reading Anthropologists and Conservationists