Tubiolo Presents at State Archaeology Conference
Justin Tubiolo, adjunct faculty of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminology, presented a paper at the Centennial Conference of the New York State Archaeological Association, held outside Rochester at Woodcliff Hotel in April.
Tubiolo's lecture, “Historical Trash, Scattered and Buried” discussed various methods employed by families in Upstate New York towns to reduce household rubbish in their own backyards during the period 1825-1925. His presentation illustrated the archaeological evidence for diverse approaches to domestic refuse reduction resulting in different types of deposits. Additionally, the buried artifacts and their dispersal patterns reveal social changes, as well as dietary and economic conditions of village residents throughout a century.