Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 22, 1963 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, August 22, 1963
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s- .» . AMOK .-A ihtieologfets Dig Up ome i2,000 Years Old gtatt Write* home place of the tore- nffiflett of the American Indians WJ» greeted Marquette Is Jjeliig dug Up by archaeologists on the R&bert Closser fawn four miles ttpfi of fildreit The diggers are students, work' iHg under direction of Stuart Struever of the University of Chicago. .the spot being excavated was Inhibited approximately. 2,000 yiiirs ago and the outlines of a Iflifce lodge or community house hatfe been excavated. Most of the holes that held Upright timbers h&Ve beert found, along with fire pits and disposal holes. tte habitation was formidable in>extent — but the diggers have ndddea about the type of building — whether It was logs, laced-brandies, a lattice - work of sticks or what, Struever said Wed- neidoy. Not Classified to fact, Mrs. Struever, who as- sl|ts her husband, said that archaeologists haven't really classified the people who lived there, except to say they are "post- Hbpewell." Tlie Hopewells preceded the American Indian andn hid an extensive trade with all sections of North America. ;,The inhabitants of the site being, excavated got around a bit, top, according to evidence being uncovered. Every solid chunk sifted from the earth is carried to a make - shift laboratory set up in the "old Eldred home," a large stone structure located on property owned by Robert Levis, where the excavators are staying, and is sorted and boxed. The pieces will be taken to the University of Chicago for study. Diane Lechtensteln of ttam- mond, Ind., a University of Indiana student and a member of the party, exhibited some black flint that came from the Dakotas, All of the flint, most of which was in the form of small tools, Is being separated according to point of origin and since some of it had been imported from distant places, It follows that the inhabitants of the excavated spot either traveled or received a stream of peddlers, Miss Lechlen- stein, said. Nothing Spectacular The Struevers say they have made no spectacular finds — only broken pieces of pottery and tools and a general idea of the home occupied by the early - day inhabitants. Final evaluation will be made at the University, where Struever teaches. The area being excavated is not far from Bluffdale, one -time home of John Russell, pioneer intellectual, educator, writer and explorer. Russell explored th region, studied it closely an wrote about the evidences of for mer habitation. The student helpers will leav the project Aug. 28 for their var ious schools, Struever said. H and Mrs. Struever may be at thi CHARGE IT More Women Wear HED CROSS Shoes Thim Any Other Brand. Not The Cheapest But The Best! CHILDREN'S SCHOOL SHOES Odd Lots ... $199 1 POINTED TOE TENNIS . s 2 Women's 5.99 to 7.99 LOAFERS .. SO99 ! 2 Cowboy Boots 3,99 4.99 114 West 3rd St. ALTON FREE PARKING •\ site as late as Oct. 1 making final arrangements to remove the objects dug out of the excavation and winding up the work. Playground To Close at Hartford HARTFORD — The Hartford playground will officially close Friday according to the recreation director, Clint Evans. Beginning at 1 p.m. prizes will be awarded for the following con :ests: teether ball; greased pole climbing; watermeleon eating; sack race and archery (for youngsters 13-17 years old). The other contests are for all ages. Evans said the playground had been well attended this summer, ispecially among the high school students. Playground assistants who lelped the director this year vere: Larry Powers, Raymond Goode, Lindell Grover and P a in Cox. Arrested for Dumping Trash at City Hall NEW YORK (AP)-Eight dem- mstrators were arrested Wednes- ay when they dumped part of ruckload of rubbish in City Hall Plaza to protest conditions in New York slums. The rubbish included rusted bed- prings, torn mattresses and di- apidated furniture. Seven of the demonstrators were iharged with disorderly conduct and the eighth was charged with ttering. All were released on ond. The demonstration was organ- zed by the Congress of Racial iquality and the East Side Ten- nts Council. DOWNTOWN WOOD RIVER SIDEWALK SALE SPECIAL! ACRILAN KNIT SHIRTS > WON'T SHRINK OUT OF SIZE NO IRONING • PLAIN COLORS SHORT SLEEVES • SIZES SMALL THRU XL PJus GROUPS OF SPORTCOATS - SUITS - SPORT SHIRTS SHOES -- BERMUDAS • AND MANY OTHER ITEMS IN MEN'S AND BOY'S FROM SIZE 14 UP AND PRICED AT A FRACTION OF THEIR SELLING PRICE Plus A FREE WHITE MOUSE While They last! • BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINER f Better Qet Your Mothers Permission/ &!)V* \*V v *"' ^V'r'^A •*'* k ''" f WOOD RIVER I Large photo shews 8*» cavfttioit fotif miles ttafth of feldi-cd of site occti« (tied by inhabitant* of the region 2,000 years ago. fhc spot was ottfce oeeii* tiled by a community house of "long house," the nature of which is not known, itoles that once held supporting uprteht timber have been dug out to give University of Chicago archaeologists an idea of the dimensions of building. Larger> pits were once fireplaces, some were used as refuse disposal holes, Stuart Struever, head of the digging party, says, In small photo Struever is shown helping sift earth exca* vated from the site. All earth goes through a screen so that chunks of pottery, flint or metal can can be gleaned out and catalogued. The party will transport a huge van filled with items back to University of Chicago. The excavators, except Struever and his wife, are students at colleges, universities and high schools. 1 Starts Friday, Aug. 23rd.—Ends Aug. 31st. OUR LAST BIG SALE OF THE YEAR! Brushing SHINGLE STAIN A superior Alkyd Resin Special Stain. 14 colors. ± - oa Regular $5.15 * fla! Porch and Floor Polyurethane fortified. 1.020 colors. PORCH FLOOR Special $C49 tip to $7.25 Gal. i^ gal. You'Save KOZY-TONE WHITE LATEX WALL PAINT Special $0 95 Sole Price £ Cat. HI-GRADE HOUSE PAINT Choice of 1,020 Colors Regular $6.95 gal. 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Step/odder. $^19 Special +J Stepladdon $O99 Special .-:, *W ftap/adden Special E-Z LOAD MOZZvc 1 CARTRIDGE CAULKING TUBES for Painter's C/iolee NYLON WALL BRUSHES Brushes Yowr Choice Bay the Easy Way—Cash, lay aw ay or Approved Charge Account SACO SHEEN LATEX Today's finest Latex Wall Paint Reg. Up To $6,60 SMITHALSOP NOTE! SMITH-ALSOP PAINT & WALLPAPER CO. 22 EASTCATE PLAZA — OPEN 9 A,M, to 9 P-M, t SMITH-ALSOP^ BJNFJBMJT, WK14-KNOWN PORTRAIT ARTIST, IN PQBTRA1TS AT THE SftHTH-AJ^Ol 1 STORK llTBASTQATB R»JUn VJ* NOW! ' ' CQNUUPT 4N f<;

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