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The Buried Past: An Archaeological History of Philadelphia

The Buried Past: An Archaeological History of Philadelphia

by John L. Cotter, Michael Parrington, Daniel G. Roberts
     
 

The Buried Past presents the most significant archaeological discoveries made in one of America's most historic cities. Based on more than thirty years of intensive archaeological investigations in the greater Philadelphia area, this study contains the first record of many nationally important sites linking archaeological evidence to historical documentation

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The Buried Past presents the most significant archaeological discoveries made in one of America's most historic cities. Based on more than thirty years of intensive archaeological investigations in the greater Philadelphia area, this study contains the first record of many nationally important sites linking archaeological evidence to historical documentation, including Interdependence and Valley Forge National Historical Parks. It provides an archaeological tour through the houses and life-ways of both the great figures and the common people. It reveals how people dined, what vessels and dishes they used, and what their trinkets (and secret sins) were.

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"The book is a giant treasure hunt for anyone interested in Philadelphia, both the built and the unbuilt, her history and her soul. The authors have crafted a useful, authoritative, interesting, and lucid work."—Philadelphia Architect

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812231427
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.39(d)

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