"An 11,000-year narrative of a great city, dense with detail and a specific cultural gravity as weighty, and as mutable, as quicksilver. (Illustrations throughout)"
Cantwell (Anthropology/Rutgers Univ.) and Wall (Anthropology/City College of New York) pleasingly convey the palpable sense of orientation that archaeology—in this case, New York City's—can give "to reach a deeper understanding of the human predicament."
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