Archaeologists sticking close to home

May 19, 2008 4:53:57 AM PDT
You won't find Indiana Jones on this archaeological dig.

Archaeologists from the University of Chicago are sticking close to home.

They're digging on the site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

That World's Fair in Chicago introduced the wonders of electric light and was even called the "White City."

Only a single building remains, which is now the Museum of Science of Industry.

Archaeologist Rebecca Graff and 20 undergrads hope to undercover traces of the buildings and canals that dazzled 27 million visitors so long ago.

So far, what they've found is decidedly 20th century -- aluminum beer and soft drink cans.


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