24 January 2017
“From the beginning of time, the things that people threw away included ceramic items, bones and ashes from fires,” says Dr Tom Licence, director of the Centre of East Anglian Studies at the University of East Anglia, England.
13 June 2016
Advice from a garbologist, a waste expert and a taxidermist about re-using waste
1 June 2016
Some archaeologists excavate Roman ruins. Others dig up garbage. In England, a project is underway to study what people threw out in Victorian times, to learn about the start of the consumer era.
18 March 2016
“Trash tells stories the history books don’t, particularly about the lives of ordinary people,” Licence told Hyperallergic.
15 March 2016
A researcher aims to uncover what nineteenth-century garbage says about historical—and contemporary—waste.
14 March 2016
You can tell a lot about a person from their garbage. Dr. Tom Licence of the University of East Anglia is putting an academic spin on that concept—rummaging through the rubbish of Victorians to find out how they lived and who they were.
26 October 2015
Rubbish dumped during the Victorian period has been uncovered in Norfolk by a group of archaeologists. They have excavated a former town rubbish dump and the site of a former incinerator in King’s Lynn.