Tuesday Talks with the Archaeological Society of Delaware
The July Tuesday Talk has been canceled. The next meeting will be August 27, 2019 at 6 pm.
Tuesday Talks: “Three Decades of Digging: Archaeology at the Thomas Robinson House in New Castle County, Delaware” Join Wade P. Catts, RPA, and President of South River Heritage Consulting, LLC for a presentation on thirty years of archaeology on the Thomas Robinson House. Since 1971, four archaeological investigations have been completed on the grounds of the state-owned property located in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County. Archaeological testing in the 1970s examined the north and east yards and determined that the summer kitchen was not a Swedish blockhouse dating to the seventeenth century. Historical research and architectural interpretations completed in 2003 expand upon previous architectural assessments and shed new light on the house and grounds. These studies coupled with investigations in 1998 reveal a much more complex history of the property than was initially assumed and provide a scholarly perspective on the history and development of the site.
This program, sponsored by the Archaeological Society of Delaware, was originally planned as June’s presentation.