Valley Forge Archeological Dig Images

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Sarah Wilson, 16, and Katherine Mitchell, 17, spent several weeks of their summer vacation digging for Revolutionary War artifacts at Valley Forge.
Source: Valley Forge National Historical Park

 


Sarah Wilson, 16, begins excavation of a fireplace hearth, uncovered during the archeological dig at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Source: Valley Forge National Historical Park

 


David Perner, 15, and Katherine Mitchell, 13, spent long hours digging and sifting through the dirt to unearth historical artifacts.
Source: Valley Forge National Historical Park

 


A group of local children participated in "Kids Dig Day" at Valley Forge in June to try their luck at digging for artifacts.
Source: David Reid for Valley Forge National Historical Park

 


Kelli Perrone, 12, was excited to uncover a rare porcelain cufflink, which was believed to have been part of a Revolutionary War officer's personal collection.
Source: Valley Forge National Historical Park

 


Future archeologist David Perner, 15, showcases a musketball he dug up.
Source: Valley Forge National Historical Park

 


Area school kids watch as Valley Forge chief archeologist David Orr demonstrates how the sifter is used to find valuable artifacts in the dirt.
Source: David Reid for Valley Forge National Historical Park

 


During "Kids Day" at the dig, Dr. David Orr explains to his group of junior archeologists what the artifact is that they just found.
Source: David Reid for Valley Forge National Historical Park