Archaeological dig uncovers some of St. Louis’ first homes

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A cool discovery underneath the Poplar Street Bridge where crews are preparing to replace two ramps.

A MoDot archaeological dig has uncovered evidence of two homes. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the log homes were built around 1770, only six years after St. Louis was founded.

MoDOT crews also found evidence of cooking pits and bits of french colonial tableware. The artifacts will eventually be displayed at the expanded museum beneath the arch.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.