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Show Celebrates Sylvester Manor: On display at New York University beginning on April 10


Alice Fiske and Stephen Mrozowski

There is a short article in the East Hampton Star about our work at Sylvester Manor and the upcoming exhibition opening at NYU. For some reason the reporter got the impression that there was an NYU group doing work as well.  All the archaeological work at Sylvester Manor during March 2013 was done by The Fiske Center at UMass Boston, including the GPR.  You can see some of the results in a previous post.  NYU does hold the very interesting archives from Sylvester Manor.

Author: John Steinberg

Dr. John Steinberg has been a Research Scientist at the Fiske Center since 2006. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1997. Before coming to UMass Boston, John taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge. He is interested in economic problems of colonization, both in New England and across the North Atlantic. He uses GIS and shallow geophysics to study settlement patterns to understand broad trends over the landscape. In addition to John's New England work, he is a co-PI on the the Skagafjordur Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS). SCASS is a multi-year project in Northern Iceland to understand the formation of social stratification and property rights during the Viking Age and after (AD 874-1700). For this work in Iceland, as well as other projects, John and his colleagues have received over $1,000,000 in research grants, mostly from the National Science Foundation. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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