What I learned from digging under New York City's streets
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When most people think of archaeology, they picture ancient civilizations and long-lost cities. In this short but fascinating talk, urban archaeologist Alyssa Loorya discusses her findings unearthed from the tunnels of New York City. She shares what they reveal about the city's original economic and racial makeup — and the importance of incorporating these lessons into current discourse and policy.