GPR Survey at Daughters of Zion Cemetery

NAEVA was contracted by the city of Charlottesville, Virginia to conduct a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey in the historic Daughters of Zion cemetery. Many unmarked graves are suspected to be present in the cemetery. The goal of the GPR survey is to attempt to identify areas where unmarked burials may be present. NAEVA geophysicists used a Sensors and Software Noggin Plus 250 MHz GPR system, and a centimeter level accuracy GPS system for data location to map a portion of the cemetery, as a feasibility study to assess GPR penetration at the site. Preliminary data appear to image numerous unmarked burials in the area, and a larger survey will be conducted in early October 2016.

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