Wooden Structure Photographs, SUCF Parking Facility Archaeological Site, Albany, NY


Photographs of wooden structures, including cribbing, ricking, wharves, and stockades, from the SUCF Parking Facility site, Albany, NY. Elements of the site were featured in an article from Historical Archaeology. McDonald, Molly R. 2011. Whatves and Waterfront Retaining Strucctures as Vernacular Architecture. Historical Archaeology 45 (2):42-68.

Cite this Record

Wooden Structure Photographs, SUCF Parking Facility Archaeological Site, Albany, NY. Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.. 2001 ( tDAR id: 391153) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GX4CDN

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1700 to 1950

Spatial Coverage

min long: -73.761; min lat: 42.627 ; max long: -73.74; max lat: 42.672 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.


General Note: SUCF 600 Wooden Structures 1: View of the northern gate with the massive timber threshold in place and the truncated stockade posts exposed beneath. SUCF 600 Wooden Structures 2: The massive timber threshold in the north gate of the 1750s stockade. SUCF 600 Wooden Structures 3: The west profile of Unit 6.3 showing the stacker construction in the 1760s waterfront including five tiers of timber, two mortise and tenon joints, and a scarf joint. The stratigraphy below contains a dark cultural level deposited prior to construction of this feature, and the level of river silt beneath. SUCF 600 Wooden Structures 4: The 1760s waterfront exposed to the river showing a butt joint that was supported by mortise and tenon joints with connected stretchers on the right side. SUCF 600 Wooden Structures 5: View south of stacker construction with quoin supports in the northern end of the 1780s waterfront, the largest of the deadmen to the right of the bulkhead. SUCF 600 Wooden Structures 6: View south of stacked ricking west of the 1780s bulkhead on Dean’s lot.

Source Collections

New York State Museum, Albany, NY

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