Processing of the artifacts recovered from 124 and 126 Elfreth's Alley will continue throughout the summer of 2014. No excavation is planned for the summer. Although there will be no digging this field season, volunteers are welcome to get their hands dirty by assisting with artifact processing at Temple University! No prior archaeology experience is necessary, just a passion for history and learning!
Each artifact is washed, categorized, labeled, and analyzed at Temple University's Anthropology Laboratory located in Gladfelter Hall on Temple's main campus. Information about the lab and parking are below. Below is the schedule for upcoming artifact processing during Summer/Fall 2014:
- Thursday, August 21st
- *Friday, August 29th (processing until 2:30 )
- *Saturday, September 6th (SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR RETURNING VOLUNTEERS who have worked in the lab before; processing will be at Elfreth's Alley from 11:30-3:30)
- Friday, September 12th
- More dates coming soon....
Anthropology Lab in Gladfelter Hall
Gladfelter Hall is located on Temple University's main campus in North Philadelphia. The building is on 11th/12th Streets between Norris Street and Montgomery Avenue. The entrance for the building is off of a pedestrian walkway (Polett Walk) accessible from both 11th and 12th Streets.
|The "A" denotes Gladfelter Hall.|
A campus map is available here. The street address of Gladfelter Hall is 1115 West Berks Street Philadelphia, PA 19122.
When you enter the Gladfelter you will see a security desk. All visitors are required to show photo identification and sign-in at the security desk. The lab is located on the ground floor behind the security desk to the right (next to the display cases). When you arrive, ring the doorbell to the right of the lab doors.
Subway & Regional Rail
Subway: The Broad Street (Orange) Line stops at Temple University. Cecil B. Moore Avenue is the stop for main campus. Note that the Cecil B. Moore is a stop on the local line and express trains do not stop there!
Regional Rail: Nearly all regional rail lines stop at the Temple U. train station. The station is a short walk from Gladfelter Hall. For more information about regional rail check out SEPTA's website.
On-street parking around Temple can be tough unless you get to campus early. There are a few streets around Gladfelter Hall that do not have time limits, but be sure to read any signs when you park.
There are a few options for visitor parking at Temple University. Most options are $15/day or $3/hour for parking. The Office of Parking Services' website lists the rates and has a map of the locations of parking lots. There is another non-Temple lot located on the southwest corner of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and 11th Street (the entrance is off of Cecil B. Moore) which is $8 (cash only). **Note since Temple opened the Montgomery Garage this cash lot is not always open**