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The State Museum of Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth's official repository for archaeological collections, including those unearthed as a result of compliance with state and federal preservation mandates. For general information on the archaeology collections, go to The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Section of Archaeology collections web site www.statemuseumpa.org/archc.html This searchable database contains a list of artifact collections housed in the Section of Archaeology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Use of the collections is encouraged, but all potential users must first submit a written proposal outlining research interests. Upon a proposal’s acceptance, Archaeology Section staff will contact the submitter and set a visitation schedule.

Submit written research proposals or direct inquiries to:

Kurt Carr
Senior Curator
(717) 783-9926


Janet Johnson

How to search:

Each search will return a summary list of collections.  Click on any collection for more details.  Too broad a search will be slow and return an extensive list.

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2. Enter keywords:

3. Select County
(hold Ctrl key for multiple).

By County:  1. Select All; 2. Leave blank or enter a keyword from the site name, site or ER number, or project name; 3. Select a county or counties



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