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New York African Burial Ground Skeletal Biology Final Report, Volume 1. Chapter 1. Introduction

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Year: 2004

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Summary

The New York African Burial Ground (NYABG) was “rediscovered” in 1989 in the

process of preparation for the construction of a proposed 34-story Federal office building by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) at 290 Broadway in New York City (Ingle et al. 1990). The site for the proposed building was once part of the African Burial Ground (ABG) that extended “from Chambers Street on the south to Duane Street on the north and from Centre Street on the east to Broadway on the west” (Yamin, 2000: vii). A full-scale archaeological excavation was conducted by Historic Conservation and Interpretation (HCI) and John Milner Associates, Inc., preceding the building project, as required under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended) in order to mitigate the destruction of potential cultural resources.


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New York African Burial Ground Skeletal Biology Final Report, Volume 1. Chapter 1. Introduction. Michael L. Blakey. In New York African Burial Ground Skeletal Biology Final Report, Volume 1. Pp. 1-37. 2004 (tDAR ID: 365167) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V40S87


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1640 to 1800


Spatial Coverage

min long: -74.017; min lat: 40.694 ; max long: -73.974; max lat: 40.734 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Prepared By(s): National Park Serivce

Submitted To(s): General Services Administration Northeastern and Caribbean Region


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