Bethel African Burial Ground Archaeological Survey

Reviving the memory of thousands forgotten in burial ground beneath Philly playground (via NewsWorks)

July 26, 2013 By Peter Crimmins @petercrimmins Underneath the swing sets of an urban playground in the Queen Village neighborhood of South Philadelphia are the forgotten remains of an estimated 3,000 African-Americans.   This week, a team of archaeologists…


From “Bethel African Burial Ground” via @Storymama01

Photos: African Burial Ground rediscovered in Queen Village (formerly Southwark, before incorporation into City of Philadelphia) from (1810 – 1864) a time when African Americans were not allowed to be buried within the city limits.

Photos by Denise Valentine. An archaeological dig (Doug Mooney, URS Engineers) open to the public observation on Wednesday, 7/24 from 1:00-2:00 pm. Witnessed by ATAC and other members of the community and students from Khepera Charter School.



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