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Lost Cures: Jacques & Marsh, Druggists

In 1979 and 1980, a team of archaeologists led by Diana Wall and Nan Rothschild, excavated the Stadt Huys Block. This site was located between Pearl, Stone, and Broad Streets and … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

Smoking, Drinking, and Governing: Archaeology of the Lovelace Tavern

In early 1980, a team of archaeologists led by Nan Rothschild and Diana Wall uncovered several meters of burned floor-boards just a few feet below-surface on Pearl Street between Broad Street and Coenties … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

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

Photographing Fragments of New York City’s Past

Archaeological collections preserve a rich record of places and objects. In New York City, the recently opened Archaeological Repository holds a labyrinthine collection of more than 350,000 objects, including material … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 2 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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