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Archaeologists Explore North St. Louis History

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Archaeologists search for artifacts at 11th and Chambers Streets in North St. Louis.

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis –

Archaeologists most often study the pre-historic past--digging into ancient Native American settlements, Egyptian tombs and other places where historic records are scant. A class from the University of Missouri-St. Louis is examining a more recent era.

They're excavating a site in Old North St. Louis where a 19th century house once stood to learn about the working-class immigrants who lived there, and what the future may hold for the neighborhood. KWMU's Matt Sepic visited the site, and put together this audio portrait.

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