University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Janet Wideman

Acculturation in an Urban Setting

The Archaeology of a Black Philadelphia Cemetery

By: Michael Parrington and Janet Wideman

Archaeologists have traditionally been interested in the excavation of cemeteries, an interest spurred by the rich grave goods found in many burial sites. Grave goods represent an expres¬≠sion of the feelings of the living at the time of death, and also the burial customs prevalent in a par¬≠ticular society. Interpretation of the significance of burial […]