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Trash to Treasure: Examining Trash Pits at Mission San Luis

What Event
When June 1, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where Mission San Luis, Tallahassee, Florida


Join Mission San Luis Archaeologist Heidi Edgar for a presentation on trash pits, and why archaeologists love them! This discussion will delve into the underappreciated entities known as trash pits – examining their life cycle and how they ended up full of garbage. Whether it is 2013 or 1699, what people throw away reveals a great deal about their culture and day-to-day lives, and the trash pits at San Luis tell an important tale about the residents of the Mission over 300 years ago.