Learn about recently uncovered area history from the people who dig it up

Interested in what 18th century life was like for a community of free black people living in Burlington County, NJ, or the children of working class in Kensington and Port Richmond?

Curious about the people buried in a forgotten cemetery in Logan Square?

On Oct. 16, you can learn about these topics and a host of others from the archaeologists who have put together answers based on historic documents, old maps, new technology and, of course, the items people living long ago left behind.

“Explore Philly’s Hidden Past, 2010” is jointly sponsored by Independence National Historical Park and The Philadelphia Archaeological Forum  and is hosted by the National Constitution Center. The free, day long event will be held at the Constitution Center’s Kirby Auditorium, on Arch Street between 5th and 6th.  No registration is required.

PAF President Doug Mooney will open the event with a round-up of notable archaeological projects and finds from the past year.

To learn more, see the attached program and also read a Washington Post story (requires free registration) about this summer’s archaeological work in Timbuctoo, New Jersey, here.

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