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A Window to the Past: The Archaeological Significance of the Plank Log House to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

Author(s): Katherine D. Cavallo

Year: 2015

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Summary

Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania is a town with a history as long as European settlement in the Middle Atlantic United States region. First a Swedish trading outpost, then owned by the Dutch, and finally incorporated into William Penn’s holdings, the Borough of Marcus Hook now refers to itself as the Cornerstone of Pennsylvania. During the 18th century, the town had a major market which was the last port of call on the trade route to Philadelphia. The Plank Log House on Market Street, was built in the mid 1730s and was inhabited until 2004. With two demolished sections, and plenty of undisturbed land, the Plank House, and its lot, has plenty of archaeological potential. Thousands of artifacts have already been recovered from the earliest occupation to the present, giving a glimpse into Middle class life along the Delaware River.


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A Window to the Past: The Archaeological Significance of the Plank Log House to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. Katherine D. Cavallo. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434158)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 573

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America