This project can be done individually or in groups of up to THREE students.
For this project, you will choose 1 archaeological site in NY from the list below.
Module 1: History of Archaeology, theories, and methods
1.1 Identify (if possible) the theoretical and methodological background used by the researchers.
Module 2: Archaeological context
2.1 – Identify and describe the survey method applied to find the archaeological site.
2.2 – Describe the archaeological context.
2.3 – What was the method used during the process of excavation? Did the researchers justify their choice? If yes, why did they choose that method?
2.4 – Describe the archaeological record.
2.5 – Describe the types of material culture they found in the archaeological site.
2.6 – Describe the stratigraphy of the archaeological site
2.7 – Describe the dating method and its results.
Module 3: Interpreting vestiges
3.1 – Describe the methods applied to analyze each one of the archaeological records found in the archaeological site.
3.2 – Did the researchers found objects that are product of trading or exchange? If yes, what was their interpretation?
Module 4: Life in the past
4.1- Did the researchers interpret how was life in the archaeological site? If yes, describe their results.
4.2 – Was any type of symbol find in the archaeological site? If yes, what type?
4.3 – Is the archaeological site a type of landmark? What is its meaning for the past and/or present society?
4.4 – Is the archaeological site associate to any type of symbol of power? If yes, each one(s)?
4.5 – Is the archaeological site associate to any type of ritual? If yes, describe it if possible.
4.4 – Was it possible to identify the society people that occupy the archaeological site were part of? If yes, describe how did the researchers got to that conclusion.
The archaeological site
City hall park, Manhattan
LPC with Brooklyn 1989 College Archaeological Project
Multiple archaeological features uncovered, attributed to the first Almshouse (1736-1797)
Collection curated at the NYC Archaeological