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cesspit/cesspool

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

An obsolete method of sewage disposal consisting of a pond or pit into which sewage is dumped. It is occasionally still used in some low-income countries. It is malodorous and a potential...

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poorhouse

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Archaeology.

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A house set up by the parish authorities under the Elizabethan Poor Law to accommodate those poor people who could not be supported at home. Parish poorhouses were abolished...

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social change

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

1 The process of altered status, values, behavior, and mode of speech and dress that accompany social mobility.

2 The alteration of a society as its level...

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welding

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The industrial process of joining two metals together by heating the juxtaposed surfaces to above their melting points in order to mix and fuse them. Methods of welding expose welders to...

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