An archaeological dig on the SIUE campus is slowly revealing what remains of a home that is from the Mississippian period. The discovery is near what is now Korte Stadium. The remains appear to be just the foundation of what was once a semi-subterranean structure. The remains were found during the summer of 2015. Julie Zimmerman, professor of anthropology at SIU-Edwardsville says this is the third such discovery on this site.
Along with the foundation of the home, the field school students and faculty researchers have also found shards of Mississippian, and Middle and Late Woodland-era pottery and arrowheads. These findings, along with the soil and plant samples, will be taken to the SIUE Anthropology Laboratory on campus for analysis upon the field school’s conclusion.