There is more to Setauket, Long Island than the story of the Culper Spy Ring. The deeper story, which includes the original Setalcott inhabitants and generations of African Americans, does not often show up in the historical record.
On the latest episode of The Long Island History Project, we speak with anthropologist Christopner Matthews about how archaeology can help bring this neglected past to life. His work with Robert Lewis and the Higher Ground Intercultural and Heritage Association has investigated sites in the area that help document everyday life in a longstanding community of color that still exists.
You can listen to the podcast here.
The Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by academic librarian Chris Kretz and local historian and preservationist Connie Currie.
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