A Vision Of Pre-Colonized Manhattan

<p>This slideshow from <em>The New Yorker</em> features historic maps and computer-recreations to show how Manhattan may have looked before the arrival of Europeans.</p>
October 3, 2007, 2pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"Eric Sanderson, a landscape ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, is trying to determine exactly how Manhattan-or Mannahatta, 'land of many hills,' as some scholars have translated the name used by the Lenape people who inhabited it-looked before the arrival of Europeans. The project is set for completion in 2009, the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's 1609 visit to the island, and will include a coffee-table book, interactive exhibits, a series of printed street guides, and a three-dimensional virtual re-creation."

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Published on Monday, October 1, 2007 in The New Yorker
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