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Van Cortlandt House Excavations Brooklyn College 1990 and 1991

Home of the Van Cortlandt family, important in NY society and politics in the 18th and 19th centuries. Once the center of a busy farmstead, the mansion, built in 1748, sits alone in Van Cortlandt Park. Excavations in 1990-92, 2003 and 2005 produced a large number of 18th and 19th century artifacts, including pottery and objects of daily use, as well as uncovering architectural features which gave a better picture of the construction, history and use of the house and grounds.

Report: Archaeological Excavations at Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx, 1990-1991.

  • Brooklyn College Field School


  • Dr. H. Arthur Bankoff

  • Dr. Frederick Winter