New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission has launched a new website with images of artifacts from its archaeological collections. The site supplements a new physical respository of archaeological finds, located in Midtown. The bones, shards, and bottles in the Archaeological Repository aren't on display for the general public to see (just researchers and scholars, by appointment), so the website is a good way to view the range of artifacts that archaeologists have collected in the city over the years.
The digs that yielded up the items in the digital archive date back to the middle of the 20th century and took place in four boroughs (with more materials, including items from poor, neglected Brooklyn, to be added "as funding allows"). The website lets you browse them using a map, or through a list of excavations, or via several thematic collections, including "Animals Among Us," "Food and Drink in Colonial New York," or "Historic Toys."
Here are a few of my favorites.