Archaeology of the Sappington, Concord, Sunset Hills, Meramec River area

The Sunset Hills Historical Society (SHHS) meeting on Monday evening, May 21, 2018, will be a program that will feature the archaeology of the Sappington/Sunset Hills area. Anthropologist Rachel Murphy Azzara has a degree in anthropology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, and has worked in the field for the Illinois Department of Transportation. She has also been active in The Dig at the Sappington House in Crestwood, in conjunction with the Sappington-Concord Historical Society.

“Archaeology allows us to learn about the people before us and what they have left behind”, she said of her presentation. “It is like a mystery, finding clues that point us to how people lived their lives.”

Because this area of South St. Louis County is near the Meramec River, it is rich in Native American artifacts. She will also discuss arrowheads and other native ephemera, particularly what to do when you find something interesting.

We hope you can join us for this intriguing presentation at 7 p.m. on May 21 at the Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 South Lindbergh Blvd. See you there!

Anne Jesse, Secretary
Sunset Hills Historical Society

Photos below are from the 2017 dig for high school students at Sappington House