A 1,100-year-old refuse pit
unearthed in Jerusalem by the Antiquities Authority has provided the earliest evidence of eggplants in Israel.
Painted bottles similar to those from Period IIIb at Tell el-Ful were found in a refuse pit
at Hazor along with large quantities of Persian period sherds (ibid.
In one case, a refuse pit
from an old oil exploration well was buried next to the Peel River.
In fact, about 70% of the waste that was discarded in the refuse pit
was liquor bottles.
The depression, it turned out, came not from some ancient dwelling but from a refuse pit
dug during the Soviet era.
In the midst of the many sherds that were discovered in the big refuse pit
was a large amount of usable artifacts, whose presence in the pit raises questions.
Open refuse pits
will be replaced by enclosed composting factories, detouring the storks once more.
In their excavations, the team discovers shards of clay statues everywhere - on rock slopes, in ancient refuse pits
and in open spaces.
By introducing air and water into the refuse pits
, operators can speed decomposition to the point where a site's capacity essentially never declines.
Features 14, 15, and 18B are interpreted as possible storage or refuse pits
The large number of features identified, which include hearths, ash deposits, refuse pits
, habitation depressions, and a probable cache, suggest that processing of fish caught at the site was most likely the principal activity.
WRASSE wrestling has been a seaside hit since our prehistoric angling ancestors smacked their lips over fat ballans - Britain's most common wrasse - and dumped the bones in refuse pits
for us to excavate.