AmRev360: Accidental Archaeology with Matt and Melissa Dunphy
AmRev360 of Museum of the American Revolution
January 5, 2022
When Matt and Melissa Dunphy bought an old building in the northern end of the Museum’s Old City neighborhood in Philadelphia in the mid-2010s, they had dreams of renovating the space into a multi-disciplinary theater. Little did they know at the time that now half a decade later they would be digging well below the building’s basement floor, not to stabilize a fragile foundation but to unearth centuries of Philadelphia history long buried in a privy pit.
In this episode of AmRev360, Matt and Melissa join Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson to discuss how they stumbled into amateur archaeology, what artifacts they’ve unearthed, and what they’ve learned along the way.
Follow Matt and Melissa on their journey as accidental archaeologists on their podcast, The Boghouse. You can follow Matt and Melissa on Twitter.