Minor Archaeological Investigations
in the Philadelphia Region
Investigations undertaken to comply with federal legislation by locating, identifying, and evaluating archaeological resources occasionally fail to find any resources; more often, perhaps, the resources that are found have been so disturbed or are so insignificant they warrant no further exploration. Studies not prompted by legislative mandate also sometimes fail to produce much positive archaeological or historical information. Negative though the results of such investigations may be, they can inform the archaeologist not only of the settlement preferences of prehistoric and historic populations but also of the nature and extent of disturbances in particular areas. Thus the "minor" investigations summarized in the pages that follow constitute valuable links in the archaeological record of the Philadelphia region. Figure A. I shows the sites on which these investigations focused.
Sites of minor archaeological investigations in the Philadelphia region.