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Winter 2018
Long Buried Colonial Pottery to Make Its Modern Debut, New York Times, Jan. 17, 2018
Exhibit features 18th C. Philadelphia ceramics discovered during dig, Auction Central News, December 19, 2017
50s quiz show featured at Penn Museum, PennCurrent, Dec. 14, 2017
Fall 2017
Philadelphia Plans for Future Density Require Dealing With Historic Sites, NextCity, by Karen Chernick, October 25, 2017.
Task force focuses first on state of preservation in Philly, PlanPhilly, Sept. 18, 2017
Summer 2017
A Stash of 30 Hidden Bayonets Was Discovered in Valley Forge, AtlasObscura, June 2, 2017
‘How do we fix this mess?’ Philly archaeologists lay out plan to preserve lost burial grounds, NewsWorks, June 4, 2017.
How Philly could fix its construction-crews-disturbing-dead-bodies problem, Archeologists say Pennsylvania needs to reform “terrible” — or write new — laws., BillPenn, June 2nd, 2017
Proposal made to solve a Philly riddle: What to do when you dig up old bones, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2nd, 2017. *Archived Philadelphia Inquirer articles are behind a paywall.
Old City Remains Discovery Prompts Protocol Change, CBS Philly, June 1, 2017.

Spring 2017
What happened to the missing people of Pennsylvania?, Philly Voice, April 26, 2017.
Archaeology Under I-95: Daniel Eichinger, March for Science Philadelphia Blog, April 14th, 2017.
Kenney launches Historic Preservation Task Force, PlanPhilly, April 20th.
Kenney aiming to keep preservation pledges with task force on historic protections, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 20th.
Washington Square: From mass graves to mass media: Thousands of Revolutionary War soldiers are buried beneath the park , Philly Voice, April 10, 2017.
Winter 2017
Beating the clock —and the storm — at old burial site, About 70 coffins and more than 100 bodies were extracted from construction location, Stephan Salisbury, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15, 2017
Emergency Excavation In Old City Reveals Lack Of Oversight, Hidden City, March 15 2017.
Archaeologists Worked Feverishly to Excavate Colonial-Era Graves at Philly Construction Site, Smithsonian, March 14, 2017
Historic grave removal should not be hurried, Ronnie Polaneczky, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 13, 2017
Race to dig at historic cemetery a mere hint of what ails Philadelphia’s oversight of buried treasures, Stephan Salisbury, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 13, 2017
Discovery of 18th-century remains at Philly building site gives pause to modern world, Newsworks, March 11, 2017
Archaeologists Race to Exhume Historic Remains in Philadelphia, Archaeology Magazine, March 10, 2017
Tour Of Forensics Lab Housing 1700s Remains Found At Construction Site, CBS Philly, March 10, 2017
Developer will allow time for archaeologists to excavate abandoned Old City bodies,, March 10, 2017
Why old dead bodies will accidentally surface in Philadelphia again, BillyPenn, March 10, 2017.
Worker Plunks Reporter With Dirt Ball at Old City Construction Site Philly Voice’s Brian Hickey was broadcasting live from a site where coffins from the 1700s were found, Philadelphia Magazine, March 9, 2017
Race on to excavate huge number of historic graves found on building site, by Stephan Salisbury, Philadelphia Inquirer March 9, 2017
Coffins found at Old City construction site: It’s not the first time workers have found remains here, Curbed Philadelphia, March 9, 2017.
Dozens Of Coffins Discovered At Construction Site In Old City, CBS Philly, March 9, 2017.
Rob Hunter Facebook posting, Jan. 23, 2017
Excavated Colonial Bowl Shows Early Technological Breakthrough, CBS Philly 3, Jan. 14, 2017
American ‘Holy Grail’ Punch Bowl to Go on Display, NYT, JAN. 13, 2017
Key Discovery of Revolution-Era Pottery Unearthed in Philadelphia, New Historian, Jan. 7, 2017
“Holy Grail” of American Ceramics Found During Archaeological Excavation, Heritage Daily
‘Holy Grail’ Of American Ceramics Dug Up, To Be Showcased At NYC Fair, Antiques and the Arts Daily, January 3, 2017, The Arts Newspaper, Jan. 3, 2017
“Holy Grail” of American Ceramics Found During Archaeological Excavation of New Museum Site in Philadelphia On View for the First Time at New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, ARTFIX Daily, Jan.2, 2017
Fall 2016
Artifacts Found In Museum Site Tell Stories Of Early Philadelphia, CBS Philly, Dec. 6th
Relics from the Cauldron of the Revolution return to Old City Museum, Philly Voice, Dec. 6th, 2016
Old bones found – and nobody’s in charge, by Stephan Salisbury, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 4th, 2016. Slideshow…
Bristol community members dig for artifacts, Bucks County Courier Times, October 30, 2016 (video)
Summer 2016
Philadelphia Story: “We the People” and 3D Scanning at the National Constitution Center Site, by Bernard Means, Blog of the Virtual Curation laboratory at VCU, August 14, 2016.
Construction project unearths potential piece of Philadelphia’s history, ABC Channel 6, August 9th, 2016.
Surprising finds near Holtec site in Camden, Courier-Post, August 5th, 2016.
Remains of 8,000 Blacks desecrated at Philly cemetery, by Michael Coard, Philadelphia Tribune, July 2016.
Philadelphia Historical Commission declines to certify old burial ground, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 10, 2016.
Archaeological Excavation at Site of New Museum of the American Revolution Traces Philadelphia’s Transformation Since the 17th Century, Heritage Daily, July 8th, 2016.
Historic Toilets Tell the Tale of Philadelphia’s Revolutionary History, History Channel, July 7, 2016.
Check Out The Crap They Found In Philadelphia’s 18th-Century Toilets, Gizmodo Australia, July 7th, 2016
Treasures from American history found preserved in 300-year-old human poop in an old brothel, Washington Post, July 7, 2016.
Archaeologists unearth historical treasure trove from 300-year-old Philadelphia toilets, Fox News Philadelphia, July 7th, 2016
Philly’s Poo: Old Toilets Reveal Early America’s Secret History, LiveScience, July 6, 2016
82,000 artifacts found at site of new Philadelphia museum, Geeksided, July 6, 2016
Archaeologists unearth 87,000 artifacts including wig curlers and a punch bowl dating back to the American Revolution while digging up 250-year-old toilets in Philadelphia, Daily Mail, July 2, 2016.
What a Toilet Shows About Life During the American Revolution, The finds from an 18th-century Philadelphia privy have researchers flush with excitement. National Geographic, July 1, 2016.
Archaeologists Find Thousands of Artifacts in Old Philly Toilets, Privy pits at the site of the future Museum of the American Revolution provided a wealth of artifacts for archaeologists, Philadelphia Magazine, July 1, 2016.
Relics of 1777 Battle of Red Bank going on display,, June 17, 2016
Unearthed Revolutionary War artifact tells story of ‘American Tenacity’,, June 16, 2016
Historical Commission backs certification of Kensington burial ground,, June 16, 2016.
Spring 2016
Kensington graveyard rises from the past as developer seeks to build,, May 31, 2016.
Tension Between Development And Preservation In Fishtown Project, CBS Philly, May 30, 2016.
Artifacts Spanning Three Centuries Unearthed in Philadelphia, Archaeology Magazine, May 25, 2016.
Archaeologists uncover centuries of Philly history beneath former visitors center Discoveries include wig curlers, marbles and print types, Philly VOICE, May 23, 2016.
Phila. Certified Local Government Evaluation Report, 2015
Philly’s revolutionary history unearthed beneath museum site, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 20, 2016
Privy Contents Become Public During Dig for Revolutionary Museum, Newsworks, May 18th, 2016
“Resilient Lives” Display Brings African American History To Light at Cheyney University, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania News, March 24, 2016
Archaeological dig at Shofuso unearths remnants of long-forgotten Japanese bazaar: Exhibit showcasing found objects coming in May, Philly Voice, April 11th, 2016
Winter 2015-16
The things we treasure, News Currents, Philadelphia Inquirer, by Elizabeth Mosier, Jan. 3, 2016
Newfound obituary revives an 18th-century free-black Philadelphian, by Stephen Salisbury, Dec. 3, 2015.
Fall 2015
Cheyney professor shares archaeological finds, Philadelphia Tribune, Oct. 9, 2015
Teens Dig History at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Japan America Center of Philadelphia, October 4, 2015
Artifacts from 1800’s discovered at Shofuso Japanese House, The Parkside Journal, September 6, 2015
Summer 2015
Archaeologists find possible historic cannon at Red Bank,, August 26, 2015
Archeologist uncover Shofuso’s Japanese House and Garden’s storied past, Philadelphia Free Press, August 5, 2015.
Home renovation turned historical preservation,, August 4, 2015.
New archaeology at Shofuso unearths the garden from 1876, Broad Street Review, August 2, 2015
Shofuso digging for its Centennial ancestor, PlanPhilly, July 29, 2015.
Archaeological dig at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Philadelphia, New, July 30, 2015
Big Dig: Japanese Garden in Fairmount Park, Courier Post, July 27, 2015.
Unearthing more Revolutionary History, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 9th.
Archaeology Up Close in National Park, Courier Post, June 8th.
The Memorial Where Slavery Is Real: America has only one federally funded slave memorial—and it’s been falling apart, Politico, July 4th.
Student Experience: Arthur Murphy, Whispering Woods, Rutgers-Camden Blog, July 1, 2015.
Student Experience, Jessica Cieslewicz, Whispering Woods, Rutgers-Camden Blog, July 1, 2015.
Spring 2015
Chandra L. Reedy Presentation at SAA, University of Delaware Daily For The Record, May 22nd
Archaeological dig planned for Glouco site of 1777 battle,, March 31
Winter 2015
Archaeological dig planned for Glouco site of 1777 battle,, March 30, 2015
Archaeologists Recover Artifacts Under Museum Construction Site in Philadelphia, Popular Archaeology, Jan. 7, 2015
Fall 2014
The Long Arm of Archaeology – Outreachout·reach: the activity or process of bringing information or services to people, This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology Blog, The State Museum of Pennsylvania/ Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission, Friday, November 7, 2014
P is For Philadelphia (Philadelphia Family Court House site) This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology Blog, The State Museum of Pennsylvania/ Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission, Nov. 21, 2014
The Culture of Cemeteries, Rich Veit. The Academic Minute, 10/31/14)
Michael Parrington, NJ Archaeologist. Phila. Inquirer, October 28, 2014
A mystery from 1925 still haunts a Philadelphia graveyard,, October 9, 2014
Explore Philly’s Buried Past, Park News, Independence National Historical Park, September 2014
Residents want archaeological dig at Ardrossan, Linda Stein, Main Line Suburban Life,
Local Projects Win Preservation Awards,, September 5, 2014
Summer 2014
How our Impressions of an Author Shape What Gets Published, Even on the Comments Page, by Pearl Duncan, at History News Network, 8/17/14
What’s A Ship From Colonial Philadelpia doing under the World Trade Center,, August 4, 2014
Ship Found Underneath Ground Zero Probably Built in Philadelphia, CBS Local, Philadelphia, July 30th, 2014
History of Philly Rests Under I-95, NBC Local, Philadelphia
Digging the City, July 14, 2014 Star
Daniel G. Roberts, 66, ArchaeologistJune 13, 2014, Philadelphia Inquirer
Spring 2014
President’s House Still a Soggy Mess, Phila. Inquirer, May 22, 2014
City Hears Concerns about Playground, Cemetery, Phila. Inquirer, May 6, 2014
Philly to Host Meeting about Historic Cemetery, Phila. Inquirer, May 3, 2014
City Says It’s Involved in Historic Black Burial Ground site, Philadelphia Inquirer, 03/20/14
City Garden, Archaeology Magazine, April, 2014
Winter 2013
City urged not to disturb Mother Bethel burial ground, Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/9/13
Historic African American Cemetery in Queen Village larger than thought, Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/10/13
Fall 2013)
Speedy Peaks into Early Days of Science, Philadelphia Inquirer, 09/17/13
Dyottville Glassworks Artifacts may be below Wynn Philadelphia site, PlanPhilly (Sept. 6, 2013)
Jackpot of Ancient Artifacts may rest under site of proposed Philly casino, (Sept. 6, 2013)
Summer 2013
Independence NHP Welcomes Australian Churchill Fellow Louise Zarmati, Friends of Independence NHP, July 2013
Independence NHP Welcomes Australian Churchill Fellow Louise Zarmati, INHP Quarterly Newsletter/Friends of INHP, Summer 2013
19th-Century African American Cemetery Found in Philadelphia, Archaeology Magazine (AIA), July 26, 2013
Archaeologists Dig Up History as Playground Renovations get Underway, PHILLY IN FOCUS Blog, Philadelphia Protest, Marches & More!, July 24, 2013
Historical American Site Erased from History, Techbook Online, July 24, 2013
Reviving the Memory of thousands forgotten in burial ground beneath Philly playground,, July 27, 2013
Thousands Buried beneath Philly Playground, NBC.COM, July 27, 2013
Old Mother Bethel grave site could hold thousands,, July 24, 2013
Thousands of African-American Graves Found Beneath Philadelphia Playground, by Cherese Jackson, Liberty Voice, July 31, 2013
Philadelphia County, This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology Blog, The State Museum of Pennsylvania/ Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission,Friday, June 28, 2013
Volunteers, Students participate in search for artifacts on historic Philadelphia street, Daily Journal (Indiana)/Phila. Inquirer, July 17, 2013
Group Seeks Artifacts on historic Philly street, Enquirer Herald, July 17, 2013
Grad Student Digs for Battlefield truth in Thornbury and Chadds Ford, Chadds Ford LIVE, June 26, 2013
Preservation of a Cheval-de-frise from the Delaware River, This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology Blog, The State Museum of Pennsylvania/ Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission, Friday, June 21, 2013
Spring 2013
Planning Underway for a new river wards history museum, PlanPhilly May 15, 2013)
I-95 Archaeological Artifacts Showcased, PennDot 4/18/2013
Public Helps Excavate oldest US house in Philly, 03/03/2013,
Historical Treasures Unearthed at Red Bank Battlefield Dig, 02/22/13, WestDeptfordPatch
Winter 2013
Moving History: Revolutionary War-era naval weapon found in the river at Bristol now in the hands of state conservationists, 02/09/13, Bucks Local News
Revolutionary Ruins: Washington rearmed here, 02/08/13, Philadelphia Inquirer
Archaeological Dig at Germantown Potter’s Field Site will not start before March, 01/25/2012, Newsworks
Winter 2012
Temple Ph.D, Candidate and Volunteers uncover 19th century artifacts in Philadelphia’s historic Elfreth’s Alley, 12/20/2012, Temple News
Excavating History at Fishtown Dig Site, 11/28/2012, NorthEast Times Star
Sandy Stirs up History: Revolutionary War spike pulled from the river depths in Bristol, Wed. Nov. 21, 2012, Bucks Local News
Fall 2012
Historic Organizations honor late Springfield Commissioner Doug Heller
Possible Civil War Cannon Shot Found On Independence Square, Oct. 25, 2012, CBS 3
Queen Lane Apartments demo in limbo as archaeologists, historic-preservation experts plan Potter’s Field visit, Oct. 18, 2012, Newsworks WHYY
Robert J. Sharer, 72, Penn archaeologist and curator, Sept. 28, 2012, Philadelphia Inquirer
For Trenton Museum, Re-creating history piece by piece, Sept. 10, 2012, Times of Trenton
Summer 2012
Problems still plague Philadelphia’s President’s House memorial, Aug. 19, 2012, Philadelphia Inquirer
West Shipyard Site (Summer 2012)
Philadelphia dig uncovers timbers from before William Penn, July 29, 2012, Philadelphia Inquirer
Archaeological dig on Delaware Avenue turns up timbers, July 24, 2012, Newsworks
Archaeological search for more of West Shipyard underway, July 18, 2012 PlanPhilly
Excavation Begins On Historical Site At Penn’s Landing, July 18, 2012, CBS Philly
Digging for the past where the Delaware used to run, July 19, 2012, Phila. Inquirer
Archaeologists make exciting find at once-buried 17th century shipyard near Penn’s Landing, July 18, 2012, Metro
Archaeological dig on Delaware Avenue begins Monday, July 14, 2012, NewsWorks
Two-Week dig offers rare glimpse of the birth of the Delaware River industrial waterfront, July 13, 2012, City Paper
Spring 2012
Three Possible Grave Sites discovered at Potter’s field site in Germantown, July 13, 2012, Newsworks WHYY
Underground Search of the Potter’s Field in Germantown commences, April 11, 2012, Newsworks WHYY
Winter 2011
Buried Treasures, Nov. 23, 2011 Star
Flushing out Arch Street… This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology Blog, The State Museum of Pennsylvania/ Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission, Friday, February 11, 2011
Summer 2010
Celebrating Independence Day,This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology Blog, The State Museum of Pennsylvania/ Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission, Friday, July 2, 2010
Spring 2009
18th Century WIndow Lead, This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology Blog, The State Museum of Pennsylvania/ Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission Friday, April 10, 2009
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George Washington’s Slaves: The First President’s House in Philadelphia Will Offer a Glimpse of What Lies Beneath. By Julia M. Klein, PreservationNational Online, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Feb. 29, 2008
Pioneer’s life is dug up at Independence Hall New archaeological approach focuses on a freed slave. By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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