Temple University Philadelphia

Summer archaeological tasks: Typical Today (Weds. July 9, 2014)

David G. Orr recording a 19th century tenet farmer’s cabin, central Delaware, 1980.

David G. Orr recording a 19th century tenet farmer’s cabin, central Delaware, 1980.

Wrote a draft of book review for the SHA (Society for Historical Archaeology) on Roosevelt’s New Deal for Archaeology called “Shovel Ready” by Bernard K. Means. Finished manuscript on Valley Forge Archaeology for my new co-edited book on the Camps and Huts of the American Revolution. Met with Deirdre Kelleher on her dissertation progress, she is on track for defending her thesis this fall (on Elfreth’s Alley). Worked on courses for my LAST semester teaching at Temple University this fall (50 years of this stuff comes to an end). Did some artifact sorting of the material found at the Kiln site of the Muhlenberg House in Pa. Did some preliminary work for a new project on “markings” i.e. graffiti, etc. on material culture.

David G. Orr, Ph.D.
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA