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05.16.2018 | Underground Panoramas: Urban Archaeology and Unearthing St. Louis History at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Site | Free

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Architecture, Historical, Lecture


Featured Speaker: Joe Harl, Principal Investigator, NGA Site Dig; archaeologist, Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis

In 2016, archaeological data-recovery investigations were conducted at the 97-acre north St. Louis site of the future home of the new western headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Found artifacts at the site dating from the 1850s – 1950s offer a panoramic view of historical St. Louis and provide a new understanding of our own past. Archaeologist and NGA Site Principal Investigator, Joe Harl, with the Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis discusses how urban archaeology is conducted and shares findings and insights into the lives of the residents and the predominately German and Irish immigrant working class families that once populated this north St. Louis neighborhood.

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