Collections / Map / Site: City Hall Park

City Hall, New York, NY (1991)

Testing, monitoring, and excavations uncovered historic burials, thousands of disarticulated human remains, a privy, a cold storage shed and other finds. The burials are either from the almshouse (most likely), African Burial Ground, or Revolutionary War prisoners. The artifacts and features are probably associated with the Second Almshouse or British soldier barracks. The burials were protected in place, the fragmentary remains were reinterred in the northeastern corner of the park, and the archaeological artifacts are within the NYC Archaeological Repository.  Click here to see: The Buried History of City Hall Park: The Initial Archaeological Identification, Definition and Documentation of Well-Preserved Eighteenth Century Deposits and the Possible Structural Remains of New York City's First Almshouse

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  • Dr. Joel Grossman