9780300103885

Touring Gothamís Archaeological Past; 8 Self-Guided Walking Tours through New York City

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300103885

  • ISBN10:

    0300103883

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2004-09-10
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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Summary

This pocket-sized guidebook takes the reader on eight walking tours to archaeological sites throughout the boroughs of New York City and presents a new way of exploring the city through the rich history that lies buried beneath it. Generously illustrated and replete with maps, the tours are designed to explore both ancient times and modern space. On these tours, readers will see where archaeologists have discovered evidence of the earliest New Yorkers, the Native Americans who arrived at least 11,000 years ago. They will learn about thousand-year-old trading routes, sacred burial grounds, and seventeenth-century villages. They will also see sites that reveal details of the lives of colonial farmers and merchants, enslaved Africans, Revolutionary War soldiers, and nineteenth-century hotel keepers, grocers, and housewives. Some tours bring readers to popular tourist attractions (the Statue of Liberty and the Wall Street district, for example) and present them in a new light. Others center on places that even the most seasoned New Yorker has never seencolonial houses, a working farm, out-of-the-way parks, and remote beachesoften providing beautiful and unexpected views from the city's vast shoreline. A celebration of New York City's past and its present, this unique book will intrigue everyone interested in the city and its history.

Author Biography

Diana diZerega Wall is professor of anthropology at the City College of the City University of New York. Anne-Marie Cantwell is professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
The Harbor Islands
1(24)
Lower Manhattan: Dutch New Amsterdam, Colonial New York, and the Premier City of the New Nation
25(30)
Greenwich Village: At Home in Nineteenth-Century New York
55(22)
Northern Manhattan: How the First Archaeologists Uncovered Indian, Colonial, and Revolutionary War New York
77(26)
The Bronx Shore with Views of Queens: A Voyage through Thousands of Years of Indian Life along the City's Coast
103(22)
The Farms and Towns of Queens County
125(22)
The Town of Brooklyn: The Third-Largest City of the Nineteenth-Century Nation
147(22)
Southern Brooklyn: Native American and Early New York
169(20)
Bibliographic Sources for Each Tour 189(2)
Bibliography 191(8)
Illustration Credits 199(2)
Index 201

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