The articles below are installments for a series of postings for Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc. on the archaeological investigations that have taken place at Fort Halifax Park since 2011. Most of this work was completed by the staff and students of the PennDOT Highway Archaeological Survey Team (PHAST), a student-staffed career development program developed jointly by PennDOT and Indiana University of Pa (IUP). Joe Baker ran this program from 2010 until his retirement in 2019. Amanda Rasmussen was the program field director in 2013 and 2014. Amanda’s master’s thesis site was Fort Halifax Park. We hope these short web postings provide everyone with a solid summary of the current state of archaeological work at the park, work that we hope continues in the future. Feel free to forward any questions you might have to Joe Baker firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Rasmussen email@example.com.
Joe Baker (PennDOT Cultural Resources Management Program, Retired)
Amanda Rasmussen (USDA Forest Service), December 2019
Archaeology at Fort Halifax Series Article: Part I
Archaeology at Fort Halifax Series Article: Part II
Archaeology at Fort Halifax Series Article: Part III
Fort Halifax Archeology Digs –
In keeping with the “Friends” Mission and assisting Halifax Township, Fort Halifax Park is the site of an ongoing archeological dig to find the original site of Fort Halifax. As we fulfill our educational and historical mission to locate the Fort, we will update this area with pictures and information regarding the progress of this exciting and optimistic endeavor.
Spear Head 10/28/17
Current Dig Area
Dig News: Check this page periodically for updates on Dig information, finds, and scheduled dates for excavation of the area.