The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a special resource study of the New Philadelphia town site in the State of Illinois. The purpose of the study, as directed by Congress, is to evaluate the national significance of the site, and the suitability and feasibility of adding it to the national park system. In addition, […]
NPA will participate in the Smithsonian Institution Folklife Festival July 2016. Visitors will have a chance to learn more about McWorter(a freedman who settled in New Philadelphia) and his family family with the New Philadelphia Association at the 2016 Folklife Festival’s On the Move: Migration and Immigration Today tent on July 9 at noon.
Dr. Fennell, a co-director of the New Philadelphia archaeology project, participated in a discussion with National Park Service representatives Tom Gibney and Tara Pettit, leaders of the recent special resources study of the site. Dr, Fennell explained that at New Philadelphia state-of-the-art technology, such as Lidar and thermal analysis complimented traditional archaeological excavation methods to […]
This is the national (and international) professional conference for historical archaeology sponsored by the Society for Historical Archaeology. Approximately 1,300 people were registered, for 100 symposia, forum/panels, general sessions, and poster sessions over four days. The New Philadelphia Archaeological Project was well represented. In addition to the New Philadelphia session on Friday afternoon, January 6th, […]