Accession Number : ADA267096


Title :   Geophysical and Archaeological Investigations for Location of a Historic Cemetery, Fort Stewart, Georgia


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Butler, Dwain K ; Llopis, Jose L ; Briuer, Frederick L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267096.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : An investigation to locate a historic cemetery on Fort Stewart, Georgia, is reported. The cemetery was used during the period 1808-1880 and reportedly contains 10-12 graves. Historical records, maps, and aerial photographs allowed the likely cemetery site to be localized; however, since there are currently no surface indications of the cemetery, geophysical and additional archaeological surveys were conducted to validate the site. Archaeological investigations included a site survey and interviews with descendants of the owners of the cemetery property. Geophysical investigations included magnetometer, electromagnetic (two systems), and ground penetrating radar surveys of an area centered on the localized, likely cemetery site. Results of the geophysical surveys indicate the existence of subsurface anomalous features, within and immediately adjacent to the likely cemetery location, consistent with the number of reported graves in the cemetery. The convergence of diverse types of information supports a recommendation to recognize the site as the sought historic cemetery.... Archaeology, Geophysics, Graves, Cemetery, Geophysical methods.


Descriptors :   *GEOPHYSICS , *ARCHEOLOGY , RADAR , SURFACES , SURVEYS , SUBSURFACE , MAGNETOMETERS , PHOTOGRAPHS , HISTORIC SITES , CONVERGENCE , RECORDS , AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE