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Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City
     

Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City

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by Anne-Marie Cantwell, Diana diZerega Wall, Diana diZerega Wall
 

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ISBN-10: 0300097999

ISBN-13: 9780300097993

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

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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'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300097993
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
648,399
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

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