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This interactive digital report makes available the archaeological discoveries from along the Delaware River waterfront, in the neighborhoods of Northern Liberties, Kensington-Fishtown, and Port Richmond. These sites, and the artifacts within them, were uncovered during archaeological excavations conducted in advance of construction work to improve Interstate 95.
Explore the Digging I95 Project.

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Wheaton Arts

http://www.wheatonarts.org/
April 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Experience the first major exhibition of artifacts recovered from AECOM's excavations along I-95 in Philadelphia. Revel in the thrill of archaeology as you explore nearly five thousand years of history.

Featured Sites

Featured Reports

Phase IB/II Archaeological Investigations within the Dyottville Glass Works/William Cramp & Sons Shipyard Site (36PH037) I-95/GIR Roadway Improvement Corridor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The following management summary documents the preliminary findings of Phase IB/II archaeological excavations performed as part of the I-95/GIR Improvement Corridor Project for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Engineering District 6-0. URS Corporation (URS) performed these investigations within a portion of the GR-1 section of the larger project area, and specifically within a study area that extended along the eastern shoulder of Richmond Street, from Dyott Street to Schirra Lane.

Phase IB/II Archaeological Investigations of the Gunnar’s Run South Site (36Ph162) I-95/GIR Roadway Improvement Corridor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The following management summary documents the preliminary findings of Phase IB/II archaeological excavations performed as part of the I-95/GIR Improvement Corridor Project for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Engineering District 6-0. URS Corporation (URS) performed these investigations within a portion of the larger project area located immediately northwest of the intersection of Delaware Avenue, Richmond Street, and Aramingo Avenue. The work was conducted in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended; 36 CFR Part 800, particularly sections 800.4, and 800.5; the Section 106 Programmatic Agreement of 2010; as well as the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), Bureau of Historic Preservation (BHP) Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations (2008).

Archaeological Investigations of the Hope Farm-Richmond Hall Site I-95/GIR Improvement Corridor Project Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The following management summary documents the preliminary findings of Phase IB/II archaeological excavations performed as part of the I-95/GIR Improvement Corridor Project for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Engineering District 6-0. These investigations were performed by the URS Corporation (URS) within a portion of the GR-1 section of the larger project area, and specifically within a mixed Native American/Historic Period locus that has been designated the Hope Farm-Richmond Hall Site (site number pending).