We are blogging as we dig into the archaeological records archived at Independence National Historical Park (INDE) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. These records were created over the past 50 years as archaeologists researched sites within the park's boundaries. The Independence Park Archives is currently creating a Guide for this vast collection of documents. This blog serves toward that end. It functions as a platform where archaeologists, archivists, and the interested public can share ideas about how to make these materials more widely available and more useful to the user.
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Wondering about Archival Repositories?

A good online treatment of archeological repositories can be found at the 'Managing Archeology Collections' web pages of the National Park Service Archeology Program. These links 'cut to the chase':

Types of repositories
Types of records related to archeological projects
Function and Programs of Repositories (including Archives)
Collection Management Links
The Future

1 comment:

  1. Is it possible to attend an archaeology "dig" at the archives with you?

    Followed up with a field trip to the Archaeology Learning Lab at the Living History Center?

    It would be a great expedition for families and school kids too.