The Archaeologist Who Collected 4,500 Beer Cans

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Sure puts 99 bottles of beer on the wall to shame! Fun story from Gastro Obscura.

For most people, archaeology conjures images of timeworn tombs and temples. But archaeologists have long relied on garbage, whether sherds of pottery or empty beer cans, for insight. Trash is a testament of daily life. Regardless of its age, it represents a wealth of information about the society that produced it.

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