Upcoming Talks

May 8, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m. St. Louis County Library, Jamestown Bluffs

Preliminary Results of Data Recovery Investigations

At the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) Facility, 

City of St. Louis, Missouri

Data recovery investigations at the 97 acre NGA facility, uncovered remains predominately associated with German and Irish immigrant working class families. At the ends of the blocks lived families associated with middle class business owners. These investigations resulted in the documentation of 300 features, consisting of building remains and yard features. Despite historical documents indicating a relatively stable neighborhood, each block had variations in the alignment and types of features. The organization and use of the features will be discussed as will insights concerning the residents of this neighborhood

May 16, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m. Lee Auditorium Missouri History Museum

Underground Panoramas:

Urban Archaeology and Unearthing St. Louis History at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Site
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. 

June 19, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m. Scenic Regional Library, Sullivan Branch

Mississippian Cultures (A.D. 900-1400) in Central Missouri

Many people have heard of Cahokia Mounds in Illinois, but Missouri also was part of the same culture called by archaeologists Mississippian. In fact, many of the attributes of this culture first started in Missouri and many of the resources used by people from Cahokia came from Missouri. The presentation will discuss the rise and fall of Mississippian culture here in Missouri.