The Buried Past: An Archaeological History of Philadelphia

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Author: Cotter, John L; Roberts, Daniel G and Parrington, Michael

Year: 1992

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Place: Philadelphia


xxv+524 pages with illustrations, diagrams, maps, appendix and index. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8 3/4") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 1st edition.

This work presents the most significant archaeological discoveries made in one of America's most historic cities. Base 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 including archaeological evidence to historical documentation. These include Independence National Historical Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Fort Mifflin National Historic Landmark. The authors begin with an examination of the landscape of Greater Philadelphia in prehistory. They then follow the story of Amerindians from mastodon-hunting days to their encounters with the Europeans in the Seventeenth century. In the remaining eleven sections - the bulk of the work - the authors focus on the founding of the city of Philadelphia in 1682 and the 300 years of historical city development.


Fine in a near fine jacket.

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