Digging Greenwich Village: A Lecture on Urban Archaeology with Diana di Zerega Wall

Archaeologists who excavate in and under modern cities face unique challenges, including the techniques that they use in excavations and the strictly-imposed time and location restraints that circumscribe their scholarly discoveries. Professor Diana di Zerega Wall, co-author of Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City and professor of anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center and City College, will explore some of these challenges and also discuss her own work excavating in the backyards of Greenwich Village and the snapshot-like images that her work has provided of middle-class domestic life in the 19th century city.

This event is co-sponsored by the Salmagundi Club and the Metropolitan Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association.

Image courtesy of the New York Archaeological Council.

Thursday, May 14, 2009
6:30 pm

Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue
Free; reservations required.