CATEGORY: Colonial America
America’s Forgotten Swedish Colony
July 25, 2017

For nearly 20 years in the 17th century, Sweden had a little-known colony that spanned parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Read More

The Lost Colony of Popham
May 12, 2017

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Historic Toilets Tell the Tale of Philadelphia’s Revolutionary History
July 7, 2016

Archaeologists working in historic Philadelphia discovered some 82,000 artifacts buried inside underground vaults once used as outhouses and preserved in layers of human waste. Read More

Early Spanish Colony Unearthed In Downtown Pensacola
December 18, 2015

A long-running mystery has been solved after artifacts surfaced confirming the location of the oldest multi-year settlement in the United States in Pensacola, Florida. Read More

Did Florida Host the First Thanksgiving?
November 23, 2015

More than 50 years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Spanish colonists in Florida feasted with Native Americans in what some call the first Thanksgiving. Read More

Harvard’s Colonial-Era Body-Snatching Club
October 30, 2015

As Halloween approaches, read about a secret club of 18th-century Harvard medical students who snatched bodies from graveyards for their anatomy studies. Read More

The Dutch Surrender New Netherland
September 8, 2014

Get the facts on the only Dutch colony in mainland North America, which included present-day New York City. Read More

Deeper Roots of Northern Slavery Unearthed
June 25, 2014

An investigation has revealed that one of Colonial New England’s most aristocratic families participated in the slave trade. Read More

Remembering the Proclamation of 1763
October 7, 2013

King George III’s Proclamation of 1763, issued 250 years ago today, proved to be just the first of a series of British actions that led to the American Revolution. Read More

Archaeologists Discover Oldest Colonial Fort in U.S Interior
July 23, 2013

Archeologists have discovered the remains of a 16th century garrison that predates the earliest English settlements in the United States by decades. Read More