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Notes from the Field: Packrat Middens

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Notes from the Field: Packrat Middens

Although we are only in the early stages of visiting and surveying Rhode Island’s historic and cultural sites, we are already learning about many new, and often unexpected, treasures housed right here in our state. Our recent visit to the Roger Williams National Memorial provides one particularly noteworthy example, where my fellow field surveyor and I learned about a unique piece held in their collection: the rat midden.