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Author Archives: Sarah Kautz

Broken Tulips at the Pier: The Archaeology of Whitehall Slip

The Archaeology Project Team at the Museum of the City of New York recently finished digitizing the artifacts from Whitehall Slip in partnership with the Landmarks Preservation Commission.  These objects are housed … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gems Beneath South Ferry: Artifacts from the Terminal Collection

In 2005, a team of New York City archaeologists turned up new evidence of Manhattan’s dynamic past during excavations for the South Ferry Terminal Project. As the city renovated its South … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 4 Comments

Traditions and Tastes: Seven Dutch Bible Tile Fragments Recovered from the South Ferry Terminal Site

By guest blogger Leslie Gerhauser We are pleased to welcome Leslie Gerhauser as guest blogger to discuss fascinating Dutch Bible tiles that were uncovered by archaeologists in lower Manhattan. The Museum of … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 5 Comments

The Archaeology of Colonial New York’s Battery Wall

The Museum of the City of New York is currently digitizing an extensive collection of artifacts excavated from New York’s colonial Battery Wall in preparation for public access and long term … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

A cool place in 18th century New York: Excavating a cold storage shed on the Tweed Courthouse grounds

Now that spring is in the air, the City Museum’s Archaeology Project is ready to answer your warm-weather questions!  Obviously, the most pressing question on readers’ minds is: How did New Yorkers … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

Where’s the bathroom? Uncovering the Almshouse Privy at Tweed Courthouse

Studying historical records can give us only so much information about a specific place. Archaeology offers a unique perspective on the details of everyday life that written records do not fully capture, such as: … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

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