Often times, the perception of archeological digs are some remote, beautiful locations such as Egypt, Mayan Lowlands, or the Andes Mountains. Or, heaven forbid, Indiana Jones type adventures. The reality is often far different. Case in point. Missouri DOT archeologists are currently at work in Saint Louis just south of the arch, uncovering the remains of the earliest Saint Louis French occupation from the 1760's. I've never been at a dig with the rumble of interstate traffic and rail freight overhead.