The Buried Past: An Archaeological History of Philadelphia

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Contents
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xvii
PART I
Setting the Stage
I
The Philadelphia Region from Prehistory into History 2
The Environment 3
Prehistoric Inhabitants 9
The Lenape of the Historic Contact Period 17
APPENDIX 1.A: Lenape Settlements and Place Names 27
2
Philadelphia in Historic Times 30
Period of Initial Settlement: 1624- 1682 32
Founding of the Town: 1682-1701 34
The Colonial City: 1701-1775 39
The City at War: 1775-1783 48
The City in the Federal Era: 1783-1830 51
The Early Industrial City: 1830- 1860 57
The Industrial City in Its Prime: 1860-1901 65
The City in the Early Twentieth Century: 1901-1930 68
PART II
Archaeological Sites in Downtown Philadelphia and Philadelphia County
3
Independence National Historical Park 74
The Houses of William Penn 79
Benjamin Franklin's Lost House 86
Carpenters' Court: A Surprising Find 97

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