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    From The New Yorker: Eric Sanderson is a landscape ecologist who 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.



    Lower Manhattan, juxtaposed with the outline of the island today.




    Manhattan as it might have looked in 1609. The island has been expanded by landfill over the course of four centuries.

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    Manhattan today:

    Sun, Oct 7, 2007  Permanent link
    Categories: Manhattan, human occupation
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