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The Archaeology of New Netherland: A World Built on Trade

Craig Lukezic and John P. McCarthy


The Archaeology of New Netherland illuminates the influence of the Dutch empire in North America, assembling evidence from seventeenth-century settlements located in present-day New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Archaeological data from this important early colony has often been overlooked because it lies underneath major urban and industrial regions, and this collection makes a wealth of information widely available for the first time. Contributors to this volume begin by discussing the global context of Dutch colonization and reviewing typical Dutch material cult ... More

Keywords: New Netherland, Dutch empire, Amsterdam, colonization, material culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066882
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Craig Lukezic, editor
Naval Air Station Patuxent River

John P. McCarthy, editor
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

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Front Matter


John P. McCarthy and Craig Lukezic

ISetting the Stage

1 Why the Dutch?

Charles T. Gehring

IIThe North River

4 Quamhemesicos (Van Schaick) Island

Adam Luscier and Matthew Kirk

5 A Mid-Seventeenth-Century Drinking House in New Netherland

Michael T. Lucas and Kristina S. Traudt

7 Woman the Trader

Anne-Marie Cantwell and Diana diZerega Wall

IIIThe South River

9 Resetting the Starting Point

Wade P. Catts and Craig Lukezic

IVArtifact Studies

12 By Any Other Name

Meta F. Janowitz and Richard G. Schaefer

14 Thank You for Smoking

David A. Furlow


Craig Lukezic and John P. McCarthy