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Map 3: Detail Archeological Excavation Map, King of Prussia, 1990s.[Map 1] with link to larger version of map.
(Courtesy PENNDOT)

Map 3 depicts the detailed archeological excavation plan for the original site of the King of Prussia Inn, before the building was moved. The squares labeled as units and the gray-shaded areas labeled as features are where the excavations took place. Units are areas, usually squares or rectangles, in which archeologists dig. Features are evidence of human activities visible as disturbances in the soil. Such disturbances can be things like pits dug for storage, posts set for houses, or hearths constructed for cooking.


Questions for Map 3

1. Look at the areas of excavation. Why might the archeologists have looked for historical evidence there? Might there be a correlation between the window and door location and that of the excavation? If yes, why might artifact concentrations have been located there?

2. Note the location of the “Historic Road.” How might the proximity of a road affect the King of Prussia Inn's business?

3. Why might a fence have been erected around the inn while the excavation process took place?

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