WHYY.org has a report on an archaeologist’s claim that hundreds of 18th century remains ended up in a Conshohocken landfill. The remains were unearthed during the construction of a condo building on Arch Street. It is a former Baptist cemetery.
The remains of hundreds of people who lived in Philadelphia during the 18th century may have been dumped in a Conshohocken landfill this spring, according to a prominent Philadelphia archaeologist.
“It’s appalling,” said Doug Mooney, president of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum, after reviewing PMC Property Group’s latest report on its construction and excavation efforts at 218 Arch St.
“It represents a loss of information,” he said. “It represents just a completely callous attitude on the part of the developer.”
Mooney made those conclusions based on how much earth was removed to a landfill during construction work in between two periods when archaeologists were collaborating with the developer.
The developer, PMC Property Group, denied the claim. Read the full article here.