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CAIRNs Peter Campbell and Chris Begley Hold Archaeological Field School

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 … Continue reading

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CAIRN Documents a St.Louis Brewery Cave

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. … Continue reading

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XRF Artifact Analysis of Wilson’s Creek Battlesite.

This film is sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council. In June 2011 the C.A.I.R.N. research team visited the Center for Archaeological Research, Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. The research team examined artifacts using the portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer (pXRF). … Continue reading

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New FIlm Trailer! Beyond the World Beneath, sequel to Footsteps Into The World Beneath

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 … Continue reading

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CAIRN Utilizes portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer (pXRF) in Spain

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 … Continue reading

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CAIRN Collaborates with Archaeologist John Kelly of Washington University

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.  … Continue reading

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CAIRN receives research grant from the Missouri Humanities Council!

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 … Continue reading

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Click Here to Watch CAIRN at Work!

CAIRN in the field in August 2010.

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See CAIRN in Action in Recent Documentary

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 … Continue reading

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Footsteps into the World Beneath Documentary Premiere

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 … Continue reading

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