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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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February 22nd 2012:Archaeology in NYC: Inside the Foley Sq and Peck Slip Projects

In this episode, Dr. Schuldrenrein investigates the process of archaeological compliance in New York City by going behind the scenes of the Foley Square and Peck Slip projects in Lower Manhattan. Joining him are Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Department of Design and Construction Tom Foley, Archaeologist and President of Chrysalis Archaeological Consultants Alyssa Loorya, and Director of Archaeology at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Amanda Sutphin. All three of these people play integral roles in archaeological assessment and planning in the city. Tune in to learn how and why New Y

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Tom Foley

Tom Foley is the Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction. He received his BS from Manhattan College and has worked as a civil engineer in NYC for over twenty years. Mr. Foley is responsible for all of the critical infrastructure projects in Manhattan with an active capital program exceeding $650 million, including the reconstruction of roadways, the rehabilitation of retaining walls and work related to the installation of Water Tunnel 3.
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Alyssa Loorya

Alyssa Loorya is Principal Investigator and President of Chrysalis Archaeological Consultants in Brooklyn. She received her BA from Brooklyn College, her MA from Hunter College, and her M Phil from the CUNY Graduate Center. She has over fifteen years of experience in cultural resource management. Her research focuses on 18th-19th century urban and industrial infrastructure and development and the Revolutionary era of New York City. Some of her projects include the South Street Seaport Area of Manhattan and New York City's City Hall.
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Amanda Sutphin

Amanda Sutphin is Director of Archaeology, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). The agency safeguards NYC’s architectural, historical and cultural heritage. Its Archaeology Department oversees the city’s archeological resources. Ms. Sutphin (M.A. Pennsylvania State University) has worked as an archaeologist in New York City for over sixteen years.
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