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Sylvester Manor: Land, Food and Power on a New York Plantation


Eben Fiske Osby at the opening of the special preview of “Sylvester Manor: Land, Food and Power on a New York Plantation”

Steve Mrozowski, as well as other folks from the Fiske Center attended a special preview of the exhibition “Sylvester Manor: Land, Food and Power on a New York Plantation” on Tuesday night.  Eben Fiske Osby opened the event with a graceful speech

Stephen Mrozowski points to a picture of Alice Fiske at the NYU exhibit with bones excavated from Sylvester Manor.

If you are in New York you can see some wonderful artifacts excavated by UMass Boston Field Schools in the Bobst Library Gallery on Washington Square, at NYU.  They also have on display some wonderful documents that were in the vault.  These documents are now part of the NYU collection.


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 the 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 has been studying the settlement patterns of Viking Age Iceland. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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