Rescheduled from 6/9/18, anthropologist Rachel Murphy Azzara (will now speak on Tuesday, June 12 at 12:30 pm in the Library of Americana and Decorative Arts, on the Historic Sappington House campus. Azzara has worked in the field with the Illinois Department of Transportation and most recently she has been active during the three-year high school student archaeological dig at Historic Sappington House. The dig is co-sponsored with the Archaeological Institute of America, St. Louis Society, and the Sappington-Concord Historical Society.
Azzara said, “Archaeology allows us to learn about the people before us and what they have left behind. It is like a mystery, finding clues that point us to how people lived their lives.” From that perspective, she will talk about Sappington House and about the artifacts and structural foundations unearthed by the student diggers under the supervision of professional archaeologists.
She will relate the specifics of the dig at Sappington House to wider concepts in the field of archaeology.
The event is free and open to the public.