This week the Arch St Project has had a special visitor: Dr. Jerry Conlogue and his students from Quinnipiac University. Jerry is a professor of diagnostic imaging. When he's not working on live patients, Jerry works on mummies and other archaeological assemblages, providing researchers with a non-destructive method to view remains. For the Arch St Project, Jerry is X-raying our coffins prior to our internal... Read More
Several weeks ago, work began to determine a preliminary count of how many individuals were recovered from the Arch Street site in the early stages of discovery. The remains of these individuals are stored in more than 50 boxes, which are housed at Rutgers University, Camden. A portion of the boxes are thought to contain single individuals, corresponding to single burials. Many boxes, however, contain bones that obviously originated from more than one person, such as two skulls, two sacrum,... Read More
Since March 2017, the human remains from the Arch St Project have languished in storage containers in Philadelphia. Finding a facility in which to process and analyze the material with our limited budget has proved challenging. As the months wore on, the team began to worry about the state of the remains. Without a climate controlled environment, the remains were under threat of deterioration, mainly in the form of mold. The College of New Jersey initially offered some promising space. ... Read More
On January 26, 2017, Anna Dhody, Ani Hatza, and Kimberlee Moran arrived at 218 Arch Street to pick up the box of bones featured in Stephan Salisbury's November 4th article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. What was shown in November was half a banker's box of bones. When the team arrived, the box was full.
The box was a collection of... Read More