Friday, April 18, 2014

Digging St. Louis

A piece of tin-enameled ceramic found at what archaeologists say is the site of a former French colony in St. Louis.
Photo: Steph Zimmerman/St. Louis Public Radio.
The French origins of St. Louis were again in the news this month, with the report that archaeologists have uneartherd some interesting remains under a highway overpass just south of the city's famed arch.  They found traces of a post-and-earth house built c. 1769 as well as some artefacts including sherds of tin-glazed earthenware.  NPR has the story here

I say again in the news because of this and this.  Good people of St. Louis, we salute you for keeping French colonial heritage alive!


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