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Case Study - Historic Cemetery - Texas


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Archaeological grave site locating

Objective:  Locate potential unmarked graves

Site:  Historic family cemetery in San Antonio, Texas USA dating to 1899

Instrument:  SuperSting R8/IP, Switch Box112 and 112 electrodes installed in a 7x6 foot 3D dipole-dipole grid

Software:  EarthImager 3D

Result:  3D resistivity tomography detected an anomaly outside of a 65x35 foot fenced area which was then mechanically excavated to reveal buried roots of a tree.  Other structures were also excavated and found to contain fill soil with modern debris. No evidence of graves was encountered outside of the fenced area.

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