Nearly Neighbors

Archaeological Investigations for the
High Street Seismic Retrofit Project in
Oakland, Alameda County, California

 

The High Street Seismic Retrofit Project in
Oakland, Alameda County, California.

As part of a Caltrans seismic retrofit project for the I- 880 High Street overcrossing in Oakland, a challenging archaeological excavation was undertaken during construction. As warehouses were torn down and roads ripped up, archaeologists from the Anthropological Studies Center, Sonoma State University and the Caltrans District 4 Office of Cultural Resources dug into the buried past of this historic residential neighborhood in Oakland.

 

Archaeology of Three Households

Analysis of artifacts and historical documents relating to the families living in the High Street area has given archaeologists an intriguing glimpse into how one Japanese/Japanese-American and two Euroamerican households from the late 19th and early 20th Century interacted with each other and the tumultuous events of an explosion, an earthquake, and the Great Depression.

Feature 23 - Privy
Stephenson Family
4425 Clement Street

 

 


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