Touring Gotham's Archaeological Past: 8 Self-Guided Walking Tours through New York City

Touring Gotham's Archaeological Past: 8 Self-Guided Walking Tours through New York City

Diana diZerega Wall


This pocket-sized guidebook takes the reader on 8 jogging excursions to archaeological websites during the boroughs of recent York urban and provides a brand new manner of exploring the town during the wealthy historical past that lies buried underneath it. Generously illustrated and replete with maps, the excursions are designed to discover either precedent days and smooth space.
On those excursions, readers will see the place archaeologists have chanced on proof of the earliest New Yorkers, the local americans who arrived a minimum of 11,000 years in the past. they are going to know about thousand-year-old buying and selling routes, sacred burial grounds, and seventeenth-century villages. they're going to additionally see websites that show information of the lives of colonial farmers and retailers, enslaved Africans, innovative battle infantrymen, and nineteenth-century inn keepers, grocers, and housewives.
Some excursions convey readers to renowned vacationer points of interest (the Statue of Liberty and the Wall road district, for instance) and current them in a brand new gentle. Others middle on locations that even the main professional New Yorker hasn't ever seen—colonial homes, a operating farm, out-of-the-way parks, and distant beaches—often delivering appealing and unforeseen perspectives from the city’s huge shoreline.
A social gathering of recent York City’s earlier and its current, this specified e-book will intrigue every body attracted to town and its history.

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