Archaeologists dig Westampton

After what was deemed a successful dig in October, archaeologists will resume their task of unearthing a freed slave settlement called Timbuctoo.

David Orr, a professor of anthropology at Temple University, announced last week that the team of archaeologists that found several artifacts predating the Civil War will return to the township for two months next summer to continue its work.

The 4.5-acre site off Rancocas Road and Church Street is believed to have been a settlement for freed slaves, a haven for fugitive slaves and possibly a stop along the Underground Railroad during the 1800s. Read More

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