Friday, June 06, 2008

Recent archaeology Archaeology at the U. of C.
More than 20 million visitors came to Chicago for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Now, an archaeology class at the University of Chicago is trying to uncover what they may have left behind.

Rebecca Graff’s class is conducting an ecavation at the former site of the Fair, hoping to understand more about the event and those who attended. (video at the site)

I just spoke with someone about the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition coming up next year. It was centered on the south end of the UW campus (the link has lots of photos) and one wonders what might be sitting around under the ground in that area.