Underground Railroad Archaeology Project (URAP), Albany NY


Investigations at the Myers, Elkins, and Ten Broeck properties in historical Albany, NY. Project focused on archaeological questions of daily life of African American abolitionists of the mid-1800s, excavating spaces to the rear of the Myers and Elkins residential locations. The project also investigated the daily lives of enslaved persons of the early 1800s, from the perspective of deposits associated with two rear outbuildings at the Ten Broeck mansion. Research was part of a University at Albany SUNY archaeological field school in 2017 and 2018 in collaboration with the New York State Museum and local agencies (The Underground Railroad History Project (Myers, Elkins sites) and the Albany County Historical Society (Ten Broeck Mansion).

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Underground Railroad Archaeology Project (URAP), Albany NY. ( tDAR id: 467831) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8467831

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Marilyn Masson; Michael T. Lucas; Matthew Kirk

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  1. Archaeological Investigations at the Stephen and Harriet Myers and Thomas Elkins Properties, Albany, NY: 2017 and 2018 Seasons (2021)