Unearthing Gotham

Unearthing Gotham

The Archaeology of New York City

Book - 2001
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Relatively few books about American archaeology take a major metropolis like New York and attempt to piece together its long and complex history, but this book does just that. Approaching New York just as you would any other archaeological site, Cantwell and diZerega Wall trace the history, and archaeology, of its inhabitants from c.11,000 BO to what is termed Colonial New York. The scope of this book takes the reader from the first paleoindians, who occupied the lakes, marshes and forests that were already home to species of caribou, moose, mammoth and elk, through to the modern sprawling city that is renowned worldwide. This study ably combines discussions of significant sites and finds with more general overviews of the long occupation of this, `the oldest major city in the United States'.

Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780300084153
Branch Call Number: 974.7101 CANTW
Characteristics: x, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Wall, Diana diZerega


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