• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Blogs

The blogs of archaeologists from their excavation and interpretation of various sites throughout Valley Forge. See the progress of digs and get up-close and personal with the artifacts found.


Summer 2009 excavations occur at Washington's Headquarters. Follow along as they discover the past buried behind the Issac Potts House, where General Washington conducted his important business during the Valley Forge encampment from December 1777 to June 1778.

Current blogs:

 
Archaeologist at Washington's Headquarters

Archaeology at Washington's Headquarters"As we excavate, we are finding evidence of all of these periods of occupation at the house, and we have the task of sorting and interpreting them all. There are additional features like modern drain pipes and a well which further complicate the situation."

 
Waterman Monument in front of Washington Memorial Chapel
Archaeology at Washington Memorial Chapel
(leaving the nps.gov site)
A continuation of previous summer excavations, Temple University students return to Washington Memorial Chapel to search for more of land's history.
 

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