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Artifact of the Month

Each month, the PAF hosts a write up about a local, Philadelphia-area, archaeological discovery. Please send your idea for a Philadelphia-area Artifact of the Month to phillyarchaeology@gmail.com Your suggestions for Artifacts of the Month are welcome!
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June 2017Bayonet Cache
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boat
February 2017
Archaeology Supports African American History
As American History

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photo1
December 2016
Horn Core

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firecracked-rock
November 2016
Hot Out of the Oven:
Earth Oven Technology at the I. P. Morris Site in Philadelphia

(River Chronicles 1, 2016)
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loop-vase-5-2098-5-2099
October 2016
Loop Vase

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signet
September 2016
Lost and Found:
Signet Ring Lost before 1789, Found 2014

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archaeology, Independence Park, archaeobotany, plant evidence, national constitution center philadlephia nps
June 2016 – Artifact of the Month
Archaeobotanical Wonders:
Plant Remains in Archaeological Site Soils

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window glass 2 -SJR(3) artifact of the month philadelphia archaeological forum
April 2016 – Artifact of the Month
Early Philadelphia Graffiti

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smGR-F4-C-0039 slip decorated pans
March 2016 – Artifact of the Month
Slip Decorated Pans and Indian Pudding in Early Philadelphia Kitchens

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Cupping Glass Independence National Historical Park
February 2016- Artifact of the Month
What is a ‘Cupping Glass’?

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October 2015 – Artifact of the Month
Success to the Triphena!

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September 2015 – Artifact of the Month
Storyboarding Archaeology Month in Philadelphia

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bulb
August 2015 – Artifact of the Month
Christmas in the Summer!
An Early 20th Century Ornamental Light Bulb

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Clews States Plate(2)
July 2015- Artifact of the Month
Clews “States Border” (“America and Independence”) Plate, ca. 1826-1834

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thumbprint
June 2015 – Artifact of the Month
Shining a Light on ‘Light in the Past’:
Illumination in Virtual Archaeological Site Reconstructions
as an Example of Experimental Archaeology

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Philadelphia Archaeological Forum artifact of month
April 2015 – Artifact of the Month
Coinage Across the Colonies

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Philadelphia Archaeological Forum Artifact of the month transferprint
March 2015 – Artifact of the Month
Tropical Philadelphia

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colonoware philadelphia archaeology artifact month african diaspora
February 2015 – Artifact of the Month
Colonoware in Philadelphia

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Native Hearth Philadelphia Archaeology
January 2015 – Artifact of the Month
NATIVE AMERICAN HEARTHS: Ancient Native Culture along the Delaware

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Artifact of the Month for September 2014, button blanks
September 2014 – Artifact of the Month
Life Before Plastic!

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Slide1August 2014 – Artifact of the Month
Cemetery Stones with Many Lives

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snowbaby philadelphia artifact of the monthJuly 2014 – Artifact of the Month
Christmas in July??
Not Abominable Snowmen, but Snow Babies!

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Washington Avenue Archaeology Project PhiladelphiaJune 2014 — Artifact of the Month
The Buried Past Along Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Artifact of the Month April 2014 — Artifact of the Month
Political Pottery

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Garden Bell Fishtown Philadelphia Archaeology March 2014
Ushering in Spring – A Bell Glass or Garden Bell

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Untitled
February 2014
Digital Model of the Perkins-Dennis Farm Barn

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alex1January 2014
History’s Hotplate! — Portable Earthenware Furnaces

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November 2013
Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone, There is Also Candy!

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September 2013
Health and Well-Being in 19th Century Fishtown

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August 2013
Symbols of Motherhood: Breast Pipe and Nursing Bottle

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July 2013
Politics in the Home: the LIBERTY tumbler

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June 2013
Award Winning, 3D model of the James Dexter House Archaeological Site

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May 2013

“Champion’s Rest” Saloon Token
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March 2013
Redware from the Hillegas Pottery

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February 2013
French Musket Lock

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January 2013
Ceramic Whistles — A Long-Sounding Call of Childhood

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December 2012
Betsy Ross’ Pitchers?

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November 2012
Cannon Shot (??) Discovered at Independence Park

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September/October 2012
Eat As You Learn; Learn As You Eat

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November 2011
Warding Off Evil with Whimsy

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September 2011
Mastodon Tooth Found at Franklin Court

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August 2011
Uncle Sam Spanish American War Souviner Pin

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July 2011
American flag whiteware teacup

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June 2011
Incised Two-Hole Slate Gorget (ca. 800-1550 A.D.)


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