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19th-century canal boat found in New York lake

A canal boat dating back to the 19th century has been found in Oneidea Lake in New York. The wreckage of a long slender boat was determined to be a Durham boat. Durham boats were the first canal boats in the state and were designed to carry heavy cargo on the

19th century Burial vault found near Washington Square Park in NYC

A burial vault thought to date back to the 19th century has been found near Washington Square Park in New York City. Workers on a water main project at Washington Square Park have uncovered a burial vault that could be as ancient as the century-old infrastructure they're upgrading, officials said. The vault

Native American artifacts unearthed in New York

More than 100 Native American artifacts have been found near the waterfront in Pelham Bay Park in New York. Tests show the rare artifacts date back to between 200 AD and 1000 AD — centuries before European settlers made contact with Native Americans, she added. Sutphin was especially impressed with the condition

World Trade Center ship origins revealed

Back in July 2010, during construction of the new World Trade Center in Manhattan, the remains of a ship were found 22 feet below street level. Now, researchers believe they know the origins of the vessel. ...a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was

19th-Century New York tonics recreated and tasted

Researchers have recreated two tonics from the 19th century that were uncovered at the site of a German beer garden in New York City. Loorya enlisted colleagues in Germany to help her track down the recipe in a 19th-century medical guide. After they translated it for her, she discovered it contained

Cleopatra’s Needle to undergo laser cleaning

The 3,500-year-old "Cleopatra's Needle" in New York is set to be cleaned by lasers. Stabilization and cleaning of the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, situated right behind the Met, starts this week, and is part of an effort to "promote its long term preservation and enhance the public’s understanding of the ancient artifact." Working

Prehistoric artifacts found at Lake George

10,000-year-old Native American artifacts have been found at Million Dollar Beach in Lake George, New York. New York archaeologists say they've uncovered 10,000-year-old American Indian artifacts at the site of a construction project at a popular state-owned beach in the southern Adirondacks. Officials with the State Museum in Albany say an archaeological

Colonial-era artifacts found in New York City

Construction workers in Lower Manhattan have uncovered a collection of artifacts from the 18th century, including a gun flint, pipes and broken bottles. "Any time you can actually see things lying in the ground or just coming out of the ground, that are in its natural state and are period artifacts,