They are supervised in the "discovery learning" experience by H. Arthur Bankoff, a professor of anthropology and archaeology who also works with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
In a series of digs at the Lott House, archeologists have uncovered nearly 300 years of the family's everyday life. The house, which started out as a lean-to in 1719, expanded with the family's rising wealth and social standing.
The property, which once included 200 acres of farmland stretching from Kings Highway to Jamaica Bay, has now been reduced to a single acre in the middle of Marine Park.
The article from CUNY.