Julian Richards wrote an article very interesting which explains more accurate archaeological discipline. He considers rubbish as the perfect find of any archaeologist.How he argues this?
He makes an analogy between archaeologist and detectives. The pottery fragments, animal bones, flint tools, human bones and architecture, are pieces of a great puzzle that must be assemble.
Generally, people associate archaeology with great monuments and valuable pieces of the past. But, the life of the past populations is not explained only by large castles and princes. When we think about people of the past, we must imagine common people. People like you or me.
In order to reconstruct in a better way the life of our ancestors, maybe something like this is necessary that we think in their day by day. Garbage is a good reflect of this. You can read in: http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2001/dec/02/life1.lifemagazine3?INTCMP=SRCH
I found very interesting this article because it gives you a vision of archaeology beyond of great explorers like "Indiana Jones". We are people who trying to reconstruct the life of the others. However, who wouldn`t like to find other Stonehenge or a new Pompeya? I think that`s the dream of any archaeologist.