Early American Gravestones: Archaeological Perspectives on Three Cemeteries of Old New York

Baugher, Sherene
September 1983
Archaeology;Sep/Oct83, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p46
Presents an archaeological perspectives on three cemeteries in old New York, as reflected in the work of archaeologists James Deetz and Edwin Dethlefsen with early American gravestones. Focus of the study on the changes in the gravestones' decorations, shapes and inscriptions; Critics of the gravestone studies by the two archaeologists; Archaeological findings of the investigation of the three cemeteries in New York City (NYC) by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission;


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