An archaeological discovery in Illinois has received worldwide recognition. Evidence of a prehistoric city well preserved under present day East St. Louis has been found, dug up and is being analyzed.
"This site was really unique and we've been telling people, but it really doesn't sink in at the local level," he said. "People are like 'yeah, yeah you're digging another Indian site.'
He says this recognition makes people wake up and see the importance.
Emerson says it came about as part of transportation work, now known as the Stan Musial Bridge that connects East St Louis to St. Louis. However, the work was limited and only a portion of the site was excavated.