We may not immediately equate the activities of archaeologists to trash sifting. Or imagine that the glass-encased artifacts in museums might be one-time refuse. But quite often, this is exactly the case.
Historians describe the 1846 Battle of Monterrey as one of the first to involve door-to-door urban fighting. The Mexican city was among the key cities that fell to American hands during the 1846-1848 Mexican-American War.