Archaeological practice in large transportation-related corridors: The I-270 archaeological mitigation project

Thomas E. Emerson, John A. Walthall

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Abstract

St. Louis, Missouri and its sister city, East St. Louis, Illinois straddle the intersection of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois rivers, one of the major riverine transportation hubs in the midcontinental United States. Historically this area controlled access to much of the western and northern American continent. It was the jumping off point for French, and later, American expeditions to the west including the most famous of these, the Lewis and Clark expedition at the opening of the 19th century. The continuing growth of the St. Louis metropolitan area is supported by an increasingly complex transportation infrastructure that includes riverine, railway, highway and air facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLandscapes Under Pressure
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice of Cultural Heritage Research and Preservation
PublisherSpringer US
Pages163-185
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780387757209
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Emerson, T. E., & Walthall, J. A. (2006). Archaeological practice in large transportation-related corridors: The I-270 archaeological mitigation project. In Landscapes Under Pressure: Theory and Practice of Cultural Heritage Research and Preservation (pp. 163-185). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-28461-3_10