Best e book download Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City 9780300097993

Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City

Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City

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

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300097993
Pages: 384
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 10 Mb
Date posting: 2021-04-13
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This prize-winning book looks at New York from a fascinating new perspective, an archaeological one. Describing the exciting discoveries of long lost worlds found beneath the modern metropolis, the authors present an absorbing narrative of the many peoples who shared and shaped the land that is now New York City, including nineteenth-century families, Dutch and English colonists, enslaved Africans, and the Native Americans who arrived eleven thousand years ago."A thoroughly enjoyable narrative . . . seductively packaged. . . . [A] treasure."-Gerard Koeppel, New York Observer; "Trailblazing."-Herbert Mitgang, New York Daily News; "An absorbing, panoramic narrative. Cantwell and Wall raise provocative questions about the nature of cities, urbanization, colonial experience, Indian life, family, and use of space. Engagingly written and abundantly illustrated, Unearthing Gotham offers a fresh perspective on the richness of the American legacy."-Science News; "A terrific book."-Adam Gopnik, New Yorker Author Biography: Anne-Marie Cantwell is professor of anthropology at Rutgers University, Newark. Diana diZerega Wall is professor of anthropology at the City College of the City University of New York. Co-winner of the 2002 Society for American Archaeology Book Award, Winner of The New York Society Library's 2002 Book Award for History Read More Show Less