Thursday, September 21, 2006

Artifacts found under Missouri church
Archaeologists have uncovered coins, dishes, bullets, Indian jewelry and other artifacts from the remains of an 18th-century Catholic church rectory in suburban St. Louis that is said to be one of the oldest in the Midwest.

The remains were discovered recently below a half-foot of dirt at a Florissant park, the result of a three-year excavation of the area surrounding the former St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.

Six archaeologists helped uncover about 10,000 items at the park, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Another historical story here, too.