In cities and Towns across the United States and Canada, historical archaeologists dig for clues about what happened in North America after Europeans arrived.
The people who settled here did not usually leave behind documents such as diaries, letters, maps, and land deeds. They did leave garbage-food bones, tools, broken dishes, buttons, bottles, toys, and gun parts. Archaeologists dig through time as they carefully scrape away soil, layer by layer to uncover objects used by people long ago. By examining these artifacts, we are able to discover the stories of Dutch, English, African, Spanish-even Viking-settlers in North America.
Table of Contents
What is Historical Archaeology? 4
Introduction: The Underground Railroad 8
1 An Early Underground Railroad 12
2 Faces Left Behind 20
3 Bound for Brooklyn 28
4 An Angel of Mercy 34
5 Resistance in Kentucky Fort Nelson 40
6 Escope to Canada 46
7 Waht Archaeologiests Found Out 54
Time Line 57
Further Information 59