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Dumps Don't Disappoint

slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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Sometimes I come up with a head scratcher. I uncovered this about 4" below the surface with quite a few slick meds from the 30s. Thus why I don't assume it's just 30s stuff and quit. This mint condition India Cholagogue was among them. I found it about 2 months ago probing an old farm dump. There were also about a dozen modern champagne bottles in a pile, all tolled, these would add up to about $10. Obviously someone took the liberty to dump them there. So, don't be discouraged by what you see, sometimes goodies are right below your feet.
 

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ncdellwood

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Dec 28, 2019
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When you guys say "dump" my mind sees small, starving children, sifting through piles of trash, hoping to find dinner. So my question is, what do you mean when you use the term dump or dump digging? Sorry if this is completely stupid, I'm new and I'm not afraid to show it.
 

slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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When you guys say "dump" my mind sees small, starving children, sifting through piles of trash, hoping to find dinner. So my question is, what do you mean when you use the term dump or dump digging? Sorry if this is completely stupid, I'm new and I'm not afraid to show it.
First off, dump is a nebulous term for where refuse was unloaded. In this regard, since we're diggers of bottles, cans and other artifacts we use the term bottle dump, trash dump or simply dump to define it. Things like bottles, cans, metal, car parts (even whole cars), iron, stoneware, old household appliances, toys, etc. are usually found in them. Most importantly, the term trash is not used in the same way we use the term garbage. I think we can all agree that a trash dump is quite different than a garbage dump. So when you see the term "dump" here, we are referring to trash dumps where old bottles, etc. can be found.
 

ncdellwood

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Dec 28, 2019
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North Carolina
First off, dump is a nebulous term for where refuse was unloaded. In this regard, since we're diggers of bottles, cans and other artifacts we use the term bottle dump, trash dump or simply dump to define it. Things like bottles, cans, metal, car parts (even whole cars), iron, stoneware, old household appliances, toys, etc. are usually found in them. Most importantly, the term trash is not used in the same way we use the term garbage. I think we can all agree that a trash dump is quite different than a garbage dump. So when you see the term "dump" here, we are referring to trash dumps where old bottles, etc. can be found.
Thank you for the information! My apologies if I offended, it was not my intention.
 

Screwtop

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Sep 1, 2018
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Carter County Kentucky
When you guys say "dump" my mind sees small, starving children, sifting through piles of trash, hoping to find dinner. So my question is, what do you mean when you use the term dump or dump digging? Sorry if this is completely stupid, I'm new and I'm not afraid to show it.

You should head on over to YouTube, and search Adventure Archaeology. They dig awesome dumps in the winter time.
 

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