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UI Explorers Seminar: “A Historical and Scientific Investigation of the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Brewery Caves” with Marlin Ingalls, UI Office of the State Archaeologist

Event Details

May 7, 2015 7:00 PM
Location: Museum of Natural History
17 N. Clinton St.
Iowa City, 52242
Contact Name: Sarah Horgen
Email: uimnh@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-0606
Website: http://uiowa.edu/mnh

Event Description

In the 1850s, a series of tunnels and underground brewery caves were built in Iowa City, such as those located underneath the Brewery Square on the corner of Market and Linn Streets. Expert Marlin R. Ingalls, who recently evaluated the beer caves in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, will present an overview of the history of brewery caves and the use of remote sensing technologies such as ground-penetrating radar, electro-resonance, and electro-resistivity in the search for lost caves.