26 Jan '16, 5pm

Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not

Once the first stone was found, an investigation by the Central Park Conservancy revealed that the marker was the city’s only known in situ grid monument, which sparked an exciting new archaeological mission for the Conservancy. After the white monument was found in the park, Marie Warsh, Director of Preservation Planning, had high-resolution copies of the original Randel farm maps overlaid on a map of the park. In July of 2015, Warsh led a small monument-hunting expedition starting at the northern end of the park. However, that expedition turned out to be rather arduous due to the land’s thick summer foliage and compelled the group to return in December. This time around, Warsh’s ambitious group found more monuments and an iron bolt in area of the park known as The Ramble.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/recently-unearthed-evidence-indi...

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