Figure 14. Adze (left) and incised gorget (right)

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

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).

Chapter 1 – Overview

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is undertaking improvements to increase capacity and improve operation and access on Interstate 95 (I-95) between the Vine Street and Girard Avenue Interchanges(Figure 1.1). I-95 currently consists of four lanes in each direction between Vine Street and Girard Avenue. As part of the I-95 Section GIR (I-95/GIR) project, the