Staley will look at the limestone masonry, concrete, and iron remains found at these sites, and share how archaeological discoveries can contradict historic narratives and reveal shady political cronyism in Utica during the 1880s.
This free online presentation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Advanced registration is required and can be completed online. A recording of the presentation will be available on the History Center YouTube channel after the event.
David Staley (B.A. University of New Mexico; M.A. Washington State University) has over 40 years archaeological experience conducting and directing surveys and excavations on prehistoric and historic period sites throughout the United States. Originally from Herkimer, Staley has been a Project Director and Principal Investigator at New York State Museum’s Cultural Resource Survey Program since 2002. Most recently his research has focused on the 1026-1028 Lincoln Avenue Site in Utica, the Chenango Canal, and the Erie Canal in Utica.
For more information, contact the History Center at (315) 735-3642 or visit their website.