This short film (approx. 20 mins.) documents the archaeological investigations of the Meadows Site (36PH35), in South Philadelphia, and provides a glimpse of some of the extraordinary historic resources that are likely to be uncovered during the future re-development of the city’s Central Delaware Waterfront area.
The overwhelming majority of archaeological investigations conducted in the United States are performed as a requirement of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966.
This short pamphlet has been compiled by the President’s Advisory Council for Historic Preservation (ACHP), and is intended for members of the general public who may be otherwise unfamiliar with this law and the way in which it works.
An online introduction to the first occupants of the City of Philadelphia and the archaeological legacy they left behind. There are currently only about a dozen such sites documented within the boundaries of the city, with the majority located in the peripheral, less disturbed parts of the city. Only four of these known sites have been identified to date within the core downtown parts of center city.
Archeology Month Activities
Archeology Month Activities is 2-page exploration into what lies buried beneath the ground you walk on!
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- James Dexter Site (Independence National Historical Park)
- President's House
- President's House in Philadelphia (ushistory.org)
- President's House Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation (City of Philadelphia Mayor's Office/Independence National Historical Park)
- President's House Site (Independence National Historical Park)
- National Constitution Center Site/NCC Site (Independence National Historical Park)
- Franklin Court/Benjamin Franklin's Mansion (Independence National Historical Park)
- Benjamin Franklin's Mastodon Tooth (includes a Podcast Tour)
- Archeology at Franklin Court/ Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary NPS Archeology in Parks)
- Plant Archaeological Discoveries at Franklin Court
- Robert Morris Ice House
- Robert Morris Mansion
- Workshop Of The World/Oliver Evans Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology. Sample the City of Philadelphia's industrial history neighborhood by neighborhood.
Archaeology Frequently Asked Questions
These are links to outside websites.