World's first villagers suffered "garbage crisis"?

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andromeda

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Sep 23, 2004, 12:53:15 AM9/23/04
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The first people to settle into villages apparently gave little thought to
what to do with their trash, so they just lived in it -- until they couldn't
take it anymore.

http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/040923_trashfrm.htm


The CO

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Sep 23, 2004, 1:55:27 AM9/23/04
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"andromeda" <sci...@aol.com> wrote in message
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It's a lifestyle that is not extinct. I've seen houses that were so full of
rubbish there were
only some narrow walkways between the mounds and some rooms were literally
packed to
the ceiling with rubbish.

Geoff in Oz


Joel Olson

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Sep 27, 2004, 9:12:16 AM9/27/04
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andromeda:

http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/040923_trashfrm.htm
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By the later Neolithic, "you have really big villages, even double-story stone houses, and
up to thousands of people living in single village," Edwards said. "It'll become fairly
obvious to them after a while that epidemics will spread rapidly through lack of
sanitation, sewage and so on. They'll get pretty aware that 'we can't live like this
anymore.'"
>

London caught on to this in the 18th century, iirc.

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