Friday, May 29, 2015

Unearthing history at the President's House: Remains of walls

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Archaeologists are excavating a historical plot of land at Sixth and Market Streets, the site of the house where the slave-holding George Washington and the anti-slavery John Adams conducted their presidencies in the 1790s. This video is part of a series on the excavation.

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Archaeologist Jed Levin offers background on the the first residence of Presidents George Washington and John Adams and points out the architectural features of the structure, including the remains of walls, a well, and a privy. Watch as an artifact is uncovered in soil removed from the dig site.

JEFFREY A. HAINES and SAMANTHA TEMPLETON / Inquirer Online Producers

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