Lot 10* Front Portion, Red Sand Bedding for Cobble Floor (624.710)

(ca. 1690-1750)

In Test Cut AA, excavated in the front portion of Lot 10* within the Robert Livingston House footprint, a red/brown and yellow/brown sand underlay a red sand stratum which probably represented the remains of the red sand bedding for the cobble floor. This deposit was overlain by an intrusive pit dug for the installation of the pillar support. Due to this disturbance, it is possible that all of this material may not have been associated with the construction of the cobble floor. The elevation of the cobble floor was approximately six to eight inches above the elevation of the rear wall of the Livingston house. The floor was laid in a matrix of reddish brown sand. Remains of this deposit were also present in some of the areas where the cobbles themselves had been removed. For more information about this context, please see pages 124-129 of the 7 Hanover Square site report.

  • Collection method

    This context was excavated using trowels and brushes. All of the soil was dry screened using 1/4 inch mesh.

  • Soil

    Reddish brown

  • Soil description

    Heavily mottled mixture of reddish brown sand, yellow silt, and gray silty sand with charcoal

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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