Ken Karsmizki's archaeological search for Lewis and Clark began in
Montana 16 years ago and since has spread to sites all along the trail.
Developed over many years, his methodology led to the first Lewis and
Clark site conclusively identified based on physical evidence, at Lower
Portage Camp near Great Falls, Montana.
Karsmizki's proven methodology is a lengthy painstaking process of map
and journal analysis, geophysical survey and interpretation, test
excavation and if warranted extensive excavation, and laboratory analysis.
This analysis includes dendrochronology, radiocarbon dating,
archaeomagnetic dating, lead isotope analysis, and faunal analysis at
numerous laboratories in the United States and Canada. NASA and
the United States Air Force have helped in this search, and
Karsmizki's Lewis and Clark research is the subject of a Discovery
Channel documentary entitled "The Search for Lewis and Clark"
released June 2002.