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Research :: ARCHAEOLOGY LABORATORY :: Current Research :: Charles Orser

Colonial Life in the Hudson Valley

This research project focuses on Dutch and British colonial life in the Hudson Valley—from New York City to Albany—during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The research uses the extensive archaeological collections from Manhattan, Albany, and other sites housed at the New York State Museum to investigate daily life during the two colonial regimes, paying specific attention to the Dutch-British transition in the late seventeenth century. Related research considers the material changes that occurred with the creation of the United States in the late eighteenth century, continuing until about 1820.

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