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Main Title Unearthing Gotham : the archaeology of New York City /
Author Cantwell, Anne-Marie E.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wall, Diana diZerega.
Publisher Yale University Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 45830069
ISBN 0300084153; 9780300084153; 9780300097993; 0300097999
Subjects New York (NY)--Antiquities ; Excavations (Archaeology)--New York (State)--New York ; New York (NY)--History ; Natural history--New York (State)--New York ; Indians of North America--New York (State)--New York Region--Antiquities ; Indians of North America--Antiquities ; Archäologie ; Archeologische vondsten ; Indians of North America--New York Region--Antiquities
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  F128.39.C36 2001 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/21/2003
Collation x, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-353) and index.
Contents Notes
The archaeology of New York City -- Digging in New York -- The creation of the world: the Paleoindian period, 11,000-10,000 B.P. -- Settling down in the Archaic, 10,000-3,700 B.P. -- Funerary pyres on Long Island: the Transitional, 3,700-2,700 B.P. -- Tidewater trade and ritual: the early and middle Woodland, 2,700-1,000 B.P. -- Tethered to the land: the late Woodland, 1,000-4,000 B.P. -- A tumultuous encounter: "Some monster of the sea -- The arrival of the global economy -- Daily life in New Amsterdam and early New York -- Urban space in the colonial and post-Revolutionary city -- Daily life in the nineteenth-century city -- Building the city: the waterfront -- Building in the city: early urban backyards -- Beyond the city's edge -- "We were here": the African presence in colonial New York -- Common ground. "Under the teeming metropolis that is present-day New York City lie the buried remains of long-lost worlds. The remnants of nineteenth-century New York reveal much about its inhabitants and neighborhoods, from fashionable Washington Square to the notorious Five Points. Underneath are traces of the Dutch and English colonists who arrived in the area in the seventeenth century, as well as of the Africans they enslaved. And beneath all these layers is the land that Native Americans occupied for hundreds of generations from their first arrival eleven thousand years ago. Now two distinguished archaeologists draw on the results of more than a century of excavations to relate the interconnected stories of these different peoples who shared and shaped the land that makes up the modern city."--Jacket.