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Garbology. It might sound a little silly, but archaeologists can find out a lot about people by looking through their trash.The first thing I have learned from going through the trash is the household lives a clean and sanitary home. Evidence for this fi

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It might sound a little silly, but archaeologists can find out a lot about people by looking through their trash. More is told about people's culture and lifestyles by studying there refuse then by asking them directly. Think about what you consider an average week then take a step back and compare the story you would tell and what your trash would tell. The revelation of how different the story's are would astonish you. A person's trash will tell several things about their life and culture including the way they care for their home, what they eat and how much, and how environmentally conscience they are. This is a study of one household's trash collected over one week. The first thing I have learned from going through the trash is the household lives a clean and sanitary home. Evidence for this finding is the Lysol disinfecting wipes and other house hold cleaning supplies such as kaboom and cleaning gloves. ...read more.

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The energy saving light bulb found in the trash tells me they try to save energy either to save money or help the planet. There was minimum plastic, glass, and metal waste in the garbage indicates to me that either all of it gets recycled or there are no items that would produce such garbage. All this shows how the residents try and do their part to help the environment. Lastly the food waste shows a major impact of modern American culture from fast food to the increased amount of meat consumed. What the food related waste shows me is that the household tries to eat healthy due to the lean pockets, rice cakes, and fruit peels and indicates that even though a balanced low fat diet is being attempted the several fast food bags found shows a fast easy meal is preferred. ...read more.

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wrapper Styrofoam container Crumpled up aluminum foil Sugar bag 2 jello containers 2 dairy queen blizzard cups small McDonald's soda cup Several orange peels 3 empty sandwich bags Many lysol disinfecting wipes and dirty paper towels 1 ritz box Cheerio box 2 lean pocket boxes with wrappers Styrofoam box full of nachos 3 empty artic circle cups and bags Empty cracker wrapper 3 Double cheese burger wrapper 3 empty small fry bags Empty petsmart fish bag, 2 empty petco fish bags 2 pairs of broken flip flops 1 burnt out energy saving light bulb 3 dirty pet training pads 2 Quaker rice cake bags Dairy queen bag Chewy runt's wrapper Empty paper towel tube 5 empty Kool-Aid packets 4 instant mac and cheese bowls with associated paper and plastic lids Pull off tab to a milk jug 4 fruit snack wrappers 3 tiny kit kat snack wrappers 1 empty medicine bottle. ?? ?? ?? ?? ANTH1100 Garbology Assignment Timothy Johns ...read more.

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