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The Resource Digging in the City of Brotherly Love : stories from Philadelphia archaeology, Rebecca Yamin

Digging in the City of Brotherly Love : stories from Philadelphia archaeology, Rebecca Yamin

Label
Digging in the City of Brotherly Love : stories from Philadelphia archaeology
Title
Digging in the City of Brotherly Love
Title remainder
stories from Philadelphia archaeology
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Yamin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beneath the modern city of Philadelphia lie countless clues to its history and the lives of residents long forgotten. This intriguing book explores eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Philadelphia through the findings of archaeological excavations, sharing with readers the excitement of digging into the past and reconstructing the lives of earlier inhabitants of the city. Urban archaeologist Rebecca Yamin describes the major excavations that have been undertaken since 1992 as part of the redevelopment of Independence Mall and surrounding areas, explaining how archaeologists gather and use raw data to learn more about the ordinary people whose lives were never recorded in history books. Focusing primarily on these unknown citizens-an accountant in the first Treasury Department, a coachmaker whose clients were politicians doing business at the State House, an African American founder of St. Thomas's African Episcopal Church, and others-Yamin presents a colorful portrait of old Philadelphia. She also discusses political aspects of archaeology today-who supports particular projects and why, and what has been lost to bulldozers and heedlessness. Digging in the City of Brotherly Love tells the exhilarating story of doing archaeology in the real world and using its findings to understand the past
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yamin, Rebecca
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Historic sites
  • Archaeologists
  • Urban archaeology
  • Archaeology and history
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Antiquities
  • Archaeologists
  • Archaeology and history
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Historic sites
  • Manners and customs
  • Urban archaeology
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ausgrabung
  • Stadt
  • Archäologie
  • Philadelphia <Pa.>
Label
Digging in the City of Brotherly Love : stories from Philadelphia archaeology, Rebecca Yamin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beneath the symbolic surface -- Hudson's Square: the middle block of Independence Mall -- An icon and an icehouse: the first block of Independence Mall -- Artisans in a changing world -- "We the people": the free Black community, Native Americans, and the celebration of the Constitution -- Life and death in the nineteenth-century city -- On the waterfront -- An archaeological walk in the eighteenth-century city -- An archaeological walk through nineteenth-century neighborhoods -- The legacy of William Penn and the power of the past
Control code
ocn613206927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441645562
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111tpg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)613206927
Label
Digging in the City of Brotherly Love : stories from Philadelphia archaeology, Rebecca Yamin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beneath the symbolic surface -- Hudson's Square: the middle block of Independence Mall -- An icon and an icehouse: the first block of Independence Mall -- Artisans in a changing world -- "We the people": the free Black community, Native Americans, and the celebration of the Constitution -- Life and death in the nineteenth-century city -- On the waterfront -- An archaeological walk in the eighteenth-century city -- An archaeological walk through nineteenth-century neighborhoods -- The legacy of William Penn and the power of the past
Control code
ocn613206927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441645562
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt111tpg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)613206927

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