From June through August 2013, Dr. Chris Begley and Peter Campbell led two archaeological field schools in Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania. Peter Campbell is CAIRN’s underwater archaeologist and Chris Begley is on the advisory board. This is the second year
In 2011, CAIRN conducted an archaeological survey of an undisclosed historic brewery cave beneath St. Louis, Missouri. Artifacts (such as the bottle neck fragments seen in the photo) were documented along with several archaeological features, and brewery architecture. Historically, St.
Beyond the World Beneath takes a further examination of a Missouri cave with evidence of prehistoric activity. As a follow-up to Footsteps into the World Beneath, the sequel explores never before seen footage of prehistoric impressions on muddy ledges and lower passages
Field Update: Dr. Chris Begley (Transylvania University), Peter Campbell (CAIRN), Larry Hassebrook (University of Kentucky), and Eli Crane (University of Kentucky) are currently investigating archaeological sites in Spain using the portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer (pXRF) that was provided by Olympus
In May 2011, CAIRN was invited by John Kelly to use the pXRF scanner that is under loan from Olympus, to analyze basalt samples from a site near Cahokia Mounds to those from a region near Lake Superior in Canada.
CAIRN is proud to announce a recent grant through Missouri Humanities Council! This grant will be used to help fund the Portable XRF scanner by Olympus, which CAIRN will use to perform on the spot analysis of parent materials from
CAIRN in the field in August 2010.
Watch the film documenatry ‘Footsteps into the World Beneath’ online for free! Watch CAIRN collaborate with cave specialists, engineers and archaeologists trying to figure out what happened in a Missouri cave 600 years ago. The cave yielded prehistoric footprints, rock art
Footsteps into the World Beneath (documentary) CAIRN welcomes you to attend the documentary premiere of Footsteps into the World Beneath. The film will premiere March 1, 2011 (7pm) at The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. The film was produced
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