Monday, April 23, 2012

Digging History: The Science of Excavation

Despite the rainy weather, we had a great turn out for the Digging History event yesterday.  During the talk, Museum staff and archaeologists discussed the history of the Alley, the evolution of the properties at 124 and 126 Elfreth's Alley, past and present archaeology along the Alley, and the soil science behind archaeology.  The Thanks to everyone who braved the rain to come to the event!  Check out the The Museum of Elfreth's Alley website  for a full recap of the science filled weekend! 

Discussing the layering of soils and sediments known as stratigraphy.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Science Carnival Exhibit a Success!

We had a blast at the Science Carnival today!  It was great to talk to everyone about the Alley and teach the kiddies about archaeology.  Check out pictures below and stop by the Museum of Elfreth's Alley tomorrow at 3pm for Digging History: The Science of Excavation, a discussion about past and future excavations.
The Tent.
Discussing the ins and outs of Historical Archaeology.

Me and fellow Temple archaeologists, Chris & Katie. Thanks for helping!

The Stormtroopers made an appearance!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Philadelphia Science Festival

The excavations at Elfreth's Alley are being featured as part of Philadelphia's Science Festival.  Check out these two upcoming events and be sure to stop by! 
Saturday, April 21st from 11a-4p 
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Stop by our table for a hands-on trash life reconstruction exercise. 
Sunday, April 22nd at 3pm
Museum of Elfteth's Alley  (124 Elfreth's Alley)
Come learn about past and future excavations along the Alley. 

Both events are free and open to the public. 

Events and details are also included on the calendar. 

Monday, April 16, 2012


Welcome to Archaeology on the Alley! 

Check back soon for updates about upcoming events and details about the excavations at 124/126 Elfreth's Alley this summer.
124 & 126 Elfreth's Alley