Monday, November 27, 2006

Archaeologist Finds Pottery, Wood Water Mains Downtown
When construction workers peel back the pavement in lower Manhattan, it's like opening a skylight into the old New York — a place where water flowed through hollowed-out logs and the streets were crowded with ship builders, pottery makers, and tavern riffraff.

More than 3,000 objects have been found under Beekman Street between Pearl and Water streets, where archaeologist Alyssa Loorya has been monitoring a city construction site for the last two years.