LEMP AVENUE SITE
HISTORY

THE SITE

CREW

ABOLITION

ARTIFACTS

China

Glass

Other

LINKS

GROUND PENETRATING RADAR

UNTRUE!

The Best Crews!

The Lemp Avenue archaeological site (3314-3318 Lemp Ave.) has been the focus of archaeological and historical research during 1999, 2000, and 2001. The research was directed by Chip Clatto (Gateway Technical High School). He was supported in the fieldwork by Angela Gordon (Washington University Anthropology Graduate Student; St. Louis Community College adjunct faculty), and Dr. Chester Cain (WU Anthropology; SLCC adjunct faculty).

Advise on the project has been provided by Professors David L. Browman (WU Anthropology), Michael Fuller (SLCC Anthropology) and Neathery Fuller (SLCC Anthropology). Volunteers from the St. Louis Society of the Archaeological Institute of America include Pat McWhorter, Janet Cuernca, Judy Brilliant and Judy Glick.

Remote sensing analysis of the site, using Ground Penetrating Radar, was provided by Professor Neal Anderson (University of Missouri at Rolla, Geology) and Jeremy Strowmeyer (Graduate Assistant, Geology) during 2000.
A fourth season of research at the site is planned for summer of 2002. High School and college age students interested in participating in the project should e-mail or write to:
Mr. Chip Clatto
Gateway Institute of Technology
5101 McRee Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110


High School credit is available through St. Louis Public School. It is possible to arrange for college credit through St. Louis Community College.

The artifacts and result of the Lemp Avenue excavation are proudly displayed at the Gateway Institute of Technology to share the learning experience with all students at the school.

Erika and Josh work with a microfilmErika helps with record searches.

documents concerning the underground railroad and historic sites in

St. Louis, Missouri.

Director of the Lemp Avenue dig and teacher at Gateway Technical Institute, Chip Clatto. Hardwork and passion to document the Underground Railroad stops in St. Louis, Missouri.