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Sylvester Manor Cemetery Survey: preliminary results

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Split screen of a GPR slice and radargram with one of many potential graves pointed out.

To the left are preliminary images and results of the GPR survey.  Looks like there are multiple graves.  I have pointed out one.  It shows a strong reflector (at the red dot in the upper blue and red image) and has the distinct upside-down “V” associated with features like burials in the lower Radargram image.

Author: John Steinberg

Dr. John Steinberg has been a Research Scientist at the Fiske Center since 2006. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1997. Before coming to UMass Boston, John taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge. He is interested in economic problems of colonization, both in New England and across the North Atlantic. He uses GIS and shallow geophysics to study settlement patterns to understand broad trends over the landscape. In addition to John's New England work, he is a co-PI on the the Skagafjordur Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS). SCASS is a multi-year project in Northern Iceland to understand the formation of social stratification and property rights during the Viking Age and after (AD 874-1700). For this work in Iceland, as well as other projects, John and his colleagues have received over $1,000,000 in research grants, mostly from the National Science Foundation. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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  1. Oh wow, that looks fantastic!

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