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Steve Mrozowski on WABC Here and Now talking about Sylvester Manor


Steve Mrozowski Sylvester Manor on Here and Now on WABC

Steve Mrozowski talking about Sylvester Manor on Here and Now on WABC

On Feb 14 the Fiske Center’s Steve Mrozowski, along with Dr. Georgette Grier-Key of the Eastville Community Historical Society, were featured in a segment of Here and Now talking about Sylvester Mannor. The show was hosted by Emmy Award winning  journalist Sandra Bookman.  Here and Now is a  weekly one hour program,  that is dedicated to covering the issues and interests of the African-American community in the New York tri-state area.  The video clip is about 8 minutes long.

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Alice Fiske, our benefactor, contributed to the understanding of slave life in colonial New York by opening her 350-year-old  Sylvester Manor estate on Shelter Island to archaeological study by Steve Mrozowski and UMass Boston.  She died at at the Manor, on April 17 2006 at the age of 88.

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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