Archaeology has been ongoing at New Philadelphia since 2002, with methods including walk-over surveys, geophysical examinations, and full-scale excavations by the NSF-REU funded undergraduate fieldschool. The archaeological project has been a collaborative undertaking, involving students from around the country, many volunteers, local and descendant community members, and researchers from several universities and institutions across the United States.

The images below show our Teams Y and Z excavating a house site at New Philadelphia, Illinois, in 2008 (photographs by Joe Conover, Doug Carr, Pat Likes, and Terry Martin). Team excavators include Terry Martin, Megan Bailey, Joshua Brown, Mathew Davila, Kathrine Hardcastle, Alison McCartan, Annelise Morris, and Camille Sumter.