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ARTIFACT OF THE MONTH — September 2014
Life Before Plastic!

Abalone and conch shell button blanks and buttons recovered in the 1970s during the construction of the Independence National Historical Park Visitor Center on South Third Street in Philadelphia. The site was the location of a button factory from ca. 1850-1880. New archaeological research, conducted in advance of the building of the new Museum of the American Revolution in this same location, has found additional evidence of this early button factory.

Abalone and conch shell button blanks and buttons recovered in the 1970s during the construction of the Independence National Historical Park Visitor Center on South Third Street in Philadelphia. The site was the location of a button factory from ca. 1850-1880. New archaeological research, conducted in advance of the building of the new Museum of the American Revolution in this same location, has found additional evidence of this button factory.

Learn more about this here…

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PUBLIC EVENT: ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE SITE OF THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Archaeologists are currently at work on the site where the Museum of the American Revolution is being built. Every Thursday members of the team will be available to talk about the project, revel their most recent finds, and answer questions from the public.

When: Every Thursday between 10am and 2pm.
Where: : Across the street from the construction site, on the steps of the First Bank, West Side of 3rd Street, between Chestnut and Walnut Streets..

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Making the Museum: Behind the scenes at the Museum of the American Revolution, is a Tumblr featuring news about the construction of the forthcoming Museum of the American Revolution. An archaeology team from John Milner Associates (JMA) is excavating the site which is on 3rd Street, between Chestnut and Walnut Streets (and which until recently was part of Independence National Historical Park). Each Monday, lead archaeologist Rebecca Yamin will share a recap of the previous week’s work. Find her reports here…

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Read about the Philadelphia Day of Archaeology, 2014 here….!

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