Research, Reporting, and Public Accountability

Remnants of the historic Aramingo Canal were investigated as part of a recent Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project. (Photo courtesy of PennDot.)

Through these web pages, the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum seeks to make local archaeological research findings available to the public.

The “Reports” button at the bottom of this page leads to a bibliography of technical “Project Reports” for archaeological projects conducted in the Philadelphia area.

The “Articles, Papers, Books & Blogs” button at the bottom of the page leads to both academic reporting (archaeologists reporting to other archaeologists and outside colleagues) and to public reporting about the archaeology done in Philadelphia.

Also included here is a brief write-up about the history of archaeological research in Philadelphia which provides some context for this reporting. Also provided is a short description of the archaeological research Process as well as an explanation of the different kinds of archaeological reports that are produced.

PAF researchReports