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coffin ready to be put into the moving van

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

Posted July 3, 2017 by Kimberlee Moran

On June 12, 2017, the Arch Street Project launched its summer field school facilitated by The College of New Jersey.  Twelve undergraduate students embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime experience under the guidance of Dr. Jared Beatrice, a bioanthropologist, and... Read More

Posted June 29, 2017 by Kimberlee Moran
Bones from Arch Street

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

Posted May 16, 2017 by Kimberlee Moran
218 Arch Street

Today we launch the Arch St Project, the offical website chronicaling the on-going journey of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia cemetery, supposedly relocated in 1860, but found by PMC Property Group during their development of 218 Arch... Read More

Posted May 15, 2017 by Kimberlee Moran

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