An Ethical Epistemology of Publicly Engaged Biocultural Research

  • Michael L. Blakey

The New York African Burial Ground was rediscovered in 1989 during preparations for the construction of a 34 story Federal office building for the United States General Services Administration (GSA) (Ingle et al. 1990). To mitigate the destruction of cultural resources as required by law, a full-scale archaeological excavation conducted by HCI (Historic Conservation and Interpretation) and John Milner Associates preceded the building project. The excavation and construction site on the Burial Ground is located at Foley Square, in the city block bounded by Broadway, Duane, Reade, and Elk streets in Lower Manhattan, one block north of City Hall.


Public Engagement Historical Archaeology Physical Anthropologist Burial Ground American Archaeology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael L. Blakey
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  1. 1.Institute for Historical Biology, Department of AnthropologyCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA

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