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PHMC Archaeology Resources

Native American Archaeology

Historic Archaeology

Recording Sites
How to identify archaeological sites and complete the Pennsylvania Archaeological Site Survey form, along with a list of frequently asked questions.

Fort Hunter
Each year since 2006, the PHMC has conducted excavations at Fort Hunter in Harrisburg. For a more detailed summary of excavations, visit our blog.

Archaeology Publications
A variety of downloadable brochures and worksheets, a booklet on the Monongahela, and links to books available through our bookstore, ShopPAHeritage.com.

PHMC Resources

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Since its creation in 1905, The State Museum of Pennsylvania has collected, preserved, researched, and interpreted the cultural and natural history of the state. Over the years, the museum has greatly expanded its collections and modernized its public offerings to serve the needs of succeeding generations of Pennsylvanians.

Pennsylvania Trails of History
Follow Pennsylvania's Trails of History through our nation's farming, industrial, military and community roots. Visit this page for help planning your visit to Pennsylvania's historic sites.

Bureau for Historic Preservation

History

  • Architectural Field Guide
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Cemetery Recordation and preservation
  • Historic Bridges
  • New Deal in Pennsylvania
  • Agricultural History
  • Railroads of Pennsylvania
    • State Archives

       

      External Resources

      The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
      The statewide organization for avocational archaeology.

      Philadelphia Archaeology Forum
      The website for archaeology in Philadelphia.

      Society for American Archaeology
      An international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.

      American Cultural Resources Association
      The ACRA site includes links to information on state and federal regulations, State Historic Preservation office websites, and other historic preservation links.

      Pennsylvania Archaeological Council
      A statewide organization of professional archaeologists.

      A Guide to Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland
      Much overlap exists between the archaeology of Eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory has compiled a guide to some of the most common types of artifacts from the region including prehistoric ceramics, projectile points, historic ceramics (colonial and post colonial), and other small finds.

      Educator Resources

      National Park Service Lesson Plan Search
      Search curriculums on a variety of subjects through the National Park Service’s website

      A Journey to a New Land
      A website that explores questions surrounding the arrival of the first people in the Americas.

      Archaeologyland
      Eight hands-on archaeology and cultural history-based activities designed for archaeologists to use with the public at archaeology fairs and other non-formal classroom events