Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Philly Archaeology

I stumbled across a new tool for researching Philadelphia's history: the Philadelphia Archaeology Forum (PAF) and its stash of archaeological surveys and reports.

PAF is dedicated to protecting and preserving archaeological resources in the Philly region, and is committed to making archaeological reports accessible to the public.

Of course, PAF also warns readers that "site reports, including those written about the most extraordinary projects, can be very often painfully dull, even to other archaeologists."

Good point. I studied archaeology as an undergrad at UMass-Amherst, so I'm all too familiar with the technical hum-drum of some of these reports.

Nevertheless, I'm enjoying poking through the resources posted on the site, and have added PAF to the list of Philly History Tools in Assembling History's site navigation on the right.

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