Lecture Tonight On East St. Louis Archaeological Work

Photo: NPR.org

Photo: NPR.org

The largest archaeological excavation in the U-S over the past few years has concluded field operations in the metro east.  The work uncovered an ancient city located under present day East St. Louis.   Wednesday, a lecture will shed more light on the project and preliminary findings.   It’s this month’s science lecture to be held at the Illinois State Museum’s Research and Collections Center in Springfield.
Brad Koldehoff, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Chief Archaeologist, will lead the discussion.  He spoke with WUIS’ Sean Crawford about the effort which took place in advance of a new bridge carrying Interstate 70 into downtown St. Louis……

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Tonight’s Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture happens at the Illinois State Museum’s Research and Collections Center at 1011 East Ash Street in Springfield.  The event gets underway at 7 and it’s free and open to the public.

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