St. Louis archeology

Courtesy of AIA Website

The board of the St. Louis Society of the Archaeological Institute of America has resigned following a dispute over plans to sell a collection of Egyptian items.

The group turned to members with previous experience to fill interim slots. Past president (2009) Linda Bickel took over as president, and former president K. Ann Dempsey (1995) joined the board. Neither was available for comment.

The resignations came in accordance with the demands of the national Archaeological Institute of America. 

A piece of tin enameled ceramic from the colonial period found in the archeological dig below site below the Poplar Street Bridge. It is likely a Spanish ceramic of polychrome majolica.
Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio intern

Archeologists from the Missouri Department of Transportation are ecstatic over a discovery beneath the Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis. They’ve uncovered the first physical evidence dating to when the French founded St. Louis in 1764.

The findings help confirm written documentation of St. Louis’ earliest European settlers and shed new light on the people who live here.

Michael Meyer is an archeologist with MoDOT and the principal investigator of the department’s work in St. Louis.