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Digging Dutch New Amsterdam

Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the City of New York, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States

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Digging Dutch New Amsterdam: What Archaeologists Have Discovered about the Lives of Africans, Europeans, and Natives in Early New York
Thursday, December 5, 2013
5:00-6:30 pm

Join Archaeologists Anne-Marie Cantwell and Diana diZerega Wall for a discussion on how excavations are shedding new light on the lives of Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans in 17th-century New Amsterdam. During this dramatic time in New York’s history, people from three very different continents encountered each other for the first time. Many of the city’s seemingly humble artifacts, such as pieces of animal bone, shell, nails, broken tiles, and pots and plates, reveal how these people adjusted to new cultural and physical environments while retaining strong continuities with their traditional pasts.

This lecture is sponsored by the New Netherland Institute and the Dutch Consulate and is free, but reservations are required. Light refreshments will be served. The first 20 teachers to RSVP will receive a copy of Touring Gotham's Archaeological Past. Reservations can be made through the Museum of the Ciry of New York.

 

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