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University archaeologists uncover ancient settlement

The University excavation crew works at the dig site while the St. Louis skyline looms in background.

By Dixie Limbachia

February 10, 2016

When a team of archaeologists began a routine review of the site marked for potential construction plans on Interstate 70, one of the last things they expected was to find a city untouched for a millennium.The Illinois State Archaeological Survey at the University discovered of 1,000-year-old city and...