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Posts tagged New York

Sep 21 '10
Aug 6 '10
From plow furrows in Sheridan Square to the foundations of a  17th-century City Hall/local pub (man, wouldn’t that make council  meetings more fun?), this  nifty map traces some of the most fascinating finds in New York  City urban archaeology.
Via Boing Boing

From plow furrows in Sheridan Square to the foundations of a 17th-century City Hall/local pub (man, wouldn’t that make council meetings more fun?), this nifty map traces some of the most fascinating finds in New York City urban archaeology.

Via Boing Boing

Jul 15 '10
On Tuesday morning, workers excavating the site of the underground  vehicle security center for the future World Trade Center hit a row of sturdy, upright wood timbers, regularly spaced, sticking  out of a briny gray muck flecked with oyster shells.
Obviously, these were more than just remnants of the wooden cribbing  used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to extend the shoreline  of Manhattan Island ever farther into the Hudson River. (Lower Manhattan  real estate was a precious commodity even then.)
“They were so perfectly contoured that they were clearly part of a  ship,” said A. Michael Pappalardo, an archaeologist with the firm AKRF, which is  working for the Port Authority of New  York and New Jersey to document historical material uncovered during  construction.
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On Tuesday morning, workers excavating the site of the underground vehicle security center for the future World Trade Center hit a row of sturdy, upright wood timbers, regularly spaced, sticking out of a briny gray muck flecked with oyster shells.

Obviously, these were more than just remnants of the wooden cribbing used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to extend the shoreline of Manhattan Island ever farther into the Hudson River. (Lower Manhattan real estate was a precious commodity even then.)

“They were so perfectly contoured that they were clearly part of a ship,” said A. Michael Pappalardo, an archaeologist with the firm AKRF, which is working for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to document historical material uncovered during construction.

Click through for full article and slideshow.