The Stadt Huys Block Site Collection, Past, Present and Future

Author(s): Nan Rothschild; Diana Wall

Year: 2016


The Stadt Huys Block Site in lower Manhattan was the first large-scale excavation in New York City (1979-80), serving as a test case to mandate subsequent excavations in the city. We found intact deposits from the 17th through 19th centuries. The collection was first housed at Columbia University’s Strong Museum and is now at the NYC Archaeological Repository. Artifacts from the collection have been used in domestic and international exhibits, and in several research projects. Some have analyzed particular classes of material (eg, fauna, Dutch tiles), while others examined the contents of specific features. However, the collection has the potential for much more significant research. Although the site report included a traditional archaeological data base and broad descriptions of each artifact class, the Repository data based being created by the Museum of the City of New York will make the collection much more accessible for new research.  

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The Stadt Huys Block Site Collection, Past, Present and Future. Nan Rothschild, Diana Wall. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434633)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 693