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Delaware Archaeology Museum


category : Archaeology
Delaware Archaeology Museum BUILDING IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REPAIRS. RE-OPENING DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Welcome to the Delaware Archaeology Museum, which highlights more than 11,000 years of human habitation in the state of Delaware from the original Native American residents, through the period of European colonization, to the present day.

Exhibited artifacts range from arrowheads, ceramics, and other stone and bone tools, to glass and personal objects used in Delaware during the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Because archaeology requires the integration of many disciplines, the museum's exhibits present a multi-faceted approach to the study of the human past. This includes the findings of anthropologists, osteologists (bone analysts), geologists, physical anthropologists, botanists, and many other scientific disciplines used in the identification and analysis of the archaeological record.

Lifeways of later peoples immigrating to Delaware are also examined through historical archaeology. Historical archaeologists use information from excavations and from historical documents to understand the past. Sites discussed include those occupied by Europeans and African-Americans and include colonial, military, maritime, and industrial sites.


Admission: Free and open to the public. Donations are accepted and appreciated.
Address: Museum Square, 316 S. Governors Ave.
Phone: 302-739-4266
Our Website:www.history.delaware.gov/museums/dam/dam_main.shtml
The museum is accessible to people with disabilities.

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