Friday, January 25, 2013

Winter Update

We are nearly done with cleaning the artifacts from the 2012 excavations! With the help of amazing volunteers, all the materials recovered from the test units have been washed. So far over 5,700 artifacts have been cleaned; however, we are still in the process of washing the artifacts recovered from the features. The next steps include labeling all of the artifacts and completing the artifact catalog.

Myself and a couple of volunteers attended to the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey (ASNJ) last weekend. It was a nice afternoon with a great talks and presentations by archaeologists. More information about the ASNJ can be found on their

ASNJ meeting at the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Temple News Story!

Temple News posted the story and video about Elfreth's Alley Archaeology today!  Thanks to Temple University Communications; it was great working with everyone and the video turned out great.  Check it out here.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Elfreth's Alley Archaeology Presentation

If you want to learn more about Elfreth's Alley Archaeology, I will be giving a talk about recent excavations on January 19th at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey (ASNJ) in Trenton, NJ.  Although Elfreth's Alley is not located in New Jersey, Alley residents often had close connections to the Garden State and benefited from trade and commerce with their neighbor.  During past excavation, we have recovered bottles manufactured in Camden, as well as ceramics potentially produced in Trenton potteries.  The talk is titled Alley Life and the Immigrant Experience: The Urban Archaeology of Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia and will focus on how archaeology can help tell the story of the lived experience of urban populations.  The presentation is at the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ.  There are several other great talks to check out that day as well.  More details about the meeting and presentations are available on the ASNJ websiteHope to see you there!