Curbed: Well this is awesome: Archeologists have unearthed some 82,000 artifacts dating back to the 17th century at the Museum of the American Revolution construction site on 3rd and Chestnut streets.
A team of archeologists with John Milner Associates has conducted fieldwork at the site since July 2014 and have been documenting their findings in weekly blog posts. They’ve unearthed everything from mid-18th century pottery from a tavern on Chestnut Street to granite foundations of the city’s first skyscraper, a patent medicine business.
But the team’s “most treasured findings” were fragments of a English delftware punch bowl. Pieced together, the bowl features an illustration of the British Triphena ship and the words, “Success to the Triphena” It dates back to around the American Revolution.