The Buried Past

The Buried Past

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The Buried Past presents the most significant archaeological discoveries made in one of America's most historic cities. Based on more than thirty years of intensive archaeological investigations in the greater Philadelphia area, this study contains the first record of many nationally important sites linking archaeological evidence to historical documentation, including Interdependence and Valley Forge National Historical Parks. It provides an archaeological tour through the houses and life-ways of both the great figures and the common people. It reveals how people dined, what vessels and dishes they used, and what their trinkets (and secret sins) were.Over the next two years the committee developed the idea of a Revolutionary War memorial that would include the actual ... During the 1700s the square had served as a burial ground for paupers, many of whom were summarily deposited without ... These civilians a€” paupers dead of malnutrition, others of dread disease a€” share their final resting places, and some of ... They huddled together for warmth; but with that they also became common companions of their lice and vermin.

Title:The Buried Past
Author:John L. Cotter, Daniel G. Roberts, Michael Parrington
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press - 1992-01


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