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Archaeologists at Sylvester Manor


The Shelter Island Reporter has an article about our GPR survey at a possible slave cemetery at Sylvester Manor

GPR Slice image (about 60 cm bgs) of two GPR surveys, left, inside possible cemetery, right outside possible cemetery. Several anomalies in the larger (left) GPR survey suggest burials.

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 the 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 has been studying the settlement patterns of Viking Age Iceland. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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