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The I-95/Girard Avenue Improvement Project in Philadelphia: An Overview

Author(s): Catherine Spohn ; Douglas B. Mooney

Year: 2016

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Summary

The I-95 GIR Improvement Project is one of the largest transportation related undertakings in Pennsylvania, and the project area winds its way through some of the most historically significant neighborhoods along the city’s Delaware River waterfront. From an archaeological standpoint, the project area encompasses an extremely complex series of sub-surface environments and developmental contexts, within which an astonishing quantity and variety of cultural deposits and features continue to survive. This presentation will provide context for the papers that follow by presenting a brief description of the project and archaeological investigations already completed, and the range of archaeological resources thus far documented.  It will also discuss the various outreach programs through which project information is being shared with the public and professional communities.


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The I-95/Girard Avenue Improvement Project in Philadelphia: An Overview. Catherine Spohn, Douglas B. Mooney. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434385)


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Temporal Keywords
Historical


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 227

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