Susan (Susie) Jansen

Susan (Susie) Jansen RPA is a co-founder and Vice President of CAIRN.  She began her career in archaeology excavating at a field school at Cahokia Mounds World Heritage site in 2000.  She went on to get her M.A. in Anthropology in 2006 and was able to work for organizations like ITARP/ISAS, New Mexico State University and the National Park Service.  Her interests in archaeology include human osteology  analysis, perishable artifacts, cave ceremonialism and cave and rock shelter studies.  She performed a re-survey and activity area analysis of the Pena Blanca Rockshelters in NM for her Masters Project/Thesis.  She began caving soon after and realized that cave and shelter sites are often overlooked, which prompted her to collaborate on the founding of the non-profit group, CAIRN (Cave Archaeology Investigation and Research Network).  Susie serves as a trustee to the Missouri Archaeological Society and on the side Susie is active in cat rescue and TNR in St.Louis.


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  2. Hello Susie!

    My name is Breyawnia and I just had some research questions to ask about LOMC for a project I am doing. Hope to hear from you!


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