Searching for insight: Students conduct research at Hidden River Cave
Students from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have spent the past week at Hidden River Caveconducting research that involves looking at the cave’s sediment with hopes of gaining insight on how to protect it and other caves.
This past week was not the first time McMaster students had visited Hidden River Cave. They have been coming to the cave for more than a decade to do reports on caves and karst, but didn’t begin their research project until last year when they began working with the university’s micropaleontology lab.
“What we are trying to do is a get a good look at the history of Hidden River Cave. We’re talking about going back thousands of years,” said Peggy Nims, educational director for Hidden River Cave / American Cave Museum, adding that the McMaster students are adding to the cave and museum staff’s base knowledge and understanding of the cave, which will help with the protection of it and other caves.Read full article...