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On the Waterfront: Archaeological Investigations along the Delaware River in Philadelphia

Author(s): Douglas B. Mooney

Year: 2016

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Since the late 1960s multiple archaeological investigations have been conducted along the city’s Delaware River waterfront – the area that forms the heart of Philadelphia’s historical social and economic center.  These excavations have succeeded in documenting sites associated with the growth and development of the city’s port facilities, the foundation of the early ship building industry, 19th and 20th century industrial expansion, as well as the working class people and families who made the waterfront their home.  This presentation will review and place into context earlier studies that targeted the waterfront sections of the city, discuss many of the most significant discoveries, as well as present information on investigations currently being performed in previously unexplored riverside neighborhoods.

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On the Waterfront: Archaeological Investigations along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Douglas B. Mooney. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435071)


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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): 229

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