Pages Tagged With: "Archaeology"

Early Colonial Archaeology

Symposia on the early colonial archaeology of the Delaware Valley region have been held at the New Castle Court House Museum in New Castle, Delaware since 2008. The next symposium is scheduled for May 14, 2011 at the same location. The format of the symposium is a range of informal presentations on the practical aspects […]




Archaeology Corner

Report – “Underwater Archaeological Investigation of the Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck“ Online exhibit – “Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck: A Glimpse of World Trade in the 18th Century“ Online brochure – “Rediscovery through Recovery: Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck“ “Report of the Archaeological Investigations of the New Castle Court House Plaza“ May is Delaware Archaeology Month! More information… Projectile Point […]




Paleo-Indian Period

Paleo-Indian Period (12,000 – 6500 B.C.). The people who lived in Delaware during the Paleo-Indian time period were the region’s first human residents. Descendants of the first Asians to enter North America via the land bridge that linked Alaska and Siberia during the Ice Age, these nomadic hunters and gatherers wandered across the continent and […]




Outline of Delaware Prehistory

(from Custer, Jay F. “A Guide to Prehistoric Arrowheads and Spear Points of Delaware.” UD Center for Archaeological Research, Newark, DE. 1996.) There were many changes in the environments of Delaware during the 15,000 years or so of human occupation of the state, and prehistoric peoples had to adapt to these environmental changes. Each of […]




Underwater Archaeological Investigation of the Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck

Underwater Archaeological Investigation of the Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck (7S-D-91A) Prepared for: Delaware Department of State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Federal Highway Administration Delaware Department of Transportation By: Michael C. Krivor, Nicholas J. Linville, Debra J. Wells, Jason M. Burns, and Paul J. Sjordal, Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. www.searchinc.com April 2010 In the fall […]




African-American History Month programs among 18 special events at division museums during February 2018

Highlights include programs on African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, the evolution of Black recorded music and African-American archaeology in Delaware.




Delaware State Historic Preservation Office recent accomplishments

Office’s programs help to preserve Delaware’s historic places and unique cultural identity.




Two additional Delaware properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places

St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Harrington and the Union Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church Complex in Clarksville are the most recent listings.




‘A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World’ exhibit at the Zwaanendael Museum

Exhibit explores His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that was capsized and lost off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798.