Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Mannahatta Project: Life in the Old Days

There’s a fascinating project underway at the Wildlife Conservation Society. A couple of scientists are trying to recreate, online, what Manhattan looked like in 1609, when Henry Hudson sailed up the river. It’s called the Mannahatta Project. I wrote about it a couple of years ago, here, and this week’s New Yorker has a good article about it.

Unfortunately it’s not online. But fortunately the magazine decided instead to put up 11 of the images that the WCS guys working on it, Eric Sanderson and his colleague, Markley Boyer, have created, here. It’s worth a look. And the project's own website is here.



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