A Philadelphia Patchwork: Considering Small-Scale Archaeology in the City of Brotherly Love

Author(s): Sarah Chesney; Deirdre Kelleher

Year: 2016

Summary

Although many of the most well known archaeological projects undertaken in Philadelphia have been large-scale CRM projects, university-based research in urban archaeology also has a long history in the city. Recent archaeological projects completed at Elfreth’s Alley and The Woodlands reveal the contributions that two such small-scale academic projects can make to our overall understanding of Philadelphia’s urban development, and the insights that such projects offer not only into Philadelphia’s archaeological past, but also suggestions for its future. By reflecting on different types, models, and scales of archaeological investigations this paper will underscore the variety and depth of archaeological work conducted in Philadelphia and its future potential.

Cite this Record

A Philadelphia Patchwork: Considering Small-Scale Archaeology in the City of Brotherly Love. Sarah Chesney, Deirdre Kelleher. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435076)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 901