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Old 07-15-2010, 06:16 PM
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NEW YORK Workers at the World Trade Center site are excavating a 32-foot-long ship hull that apparently was used in the 18th century as part of the fill that extended lower Manhattan into the Hudson River.

It was hoped that the artifact could be retrieved by the end of Thursday, said archaeologist Molly McDonald. A boat specialist planned to look at it.

McDonald said she wanted to at least salvage some timbers; it was unclear if any large portions could be lifted intact.

"We're mostly clearing it by hand because it's kind of fragile," she said, but construction equipment could be used later in the process.

McDonald and archaeologist A. Michael Pappalardo were at the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks when the discovery was made Tuesday morning.

"We noticed curved timbers that a back hoe brought up," McDonald said Wednesday. "We quickly found the rib of a vessel and continued to clear it away and expose the hull over the last two days."

The two archeologists work for AKRF, a firm hired to document artifacts discovered at the site. They called the find significant but said more study was needed to determine the age of the ship.


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It boggles my mind to think about all the history (in the form of historical artifacts) that is buried and/or lost. It makes me want to walk away from my job and become a (obviously wacked out) searcher/explorer.
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It boggles my mind to think about all the history (in the form of historical artifacts) that is buried and/or lost. It makes me want to walk away from my job and become a (obviously wacked out) searcher/explorer.
I'm impressed



That you have a job.



Just kidding.



I dabbled in a little bit or archeology when I was much younger. Most of the "doing" part is pretty mundane and boring, much better to read about the successes after the fact.
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I heard about that on the radio this morning as I was on my way to work.
Thanks for posting a link and saving me the time of looking for it.
Interesting stuff.
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