BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There's no sign of a mule named Sal, but the public is being invited to a site in downtown Buffalo to watch archaeologists wrap up this summer's search for remnants of the Erie Canal's rich history.

The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/NXF7AF ) that archeologists from the University at Buffalo are digging for artifacts in the foundation of a building that used to stand along the canal near the city's waterfront.

On Wednesday, the public will be able to watch the archeologists as they work ate the site, located between First Niagara Center and the old Memorial Auditorium site.

Archeologists believe that the artifacts found at the site will tell a story about the way people lived in Buffalo when the canal played a major role in the growth of the city and the nation's westward expansion.


Information from: The Buffalo News, http://www.buffalonews.com