Mapping unmarked graves with Ground Penetrating Radar at the Walkerville Wesleyan Cemetery, Adelaide

Ian Moffat, John Linsell, Anthea Vella, Belinda Duke, Jarrad Kowlessar, John Gareth Griffith, Allison Down

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Abstract

A Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey was undertaken to map unmarked graves within the historic Walkerville Wesleyan Cemetery in Adelaide. The survey revealed 168 probable graves, 20 possible graves and 68 additional graves containing more than one interment. Our results demonstrate the utility of geophysical methods, specifically GPR, as a non-invasive tool for managing the cultural heritage of cemetery sites and suggest that this method could play a more significant role in Australian archaeology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Archaeology
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

Keywords

  • Adelaide
  • geomatics
  • geophysics
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • historical archaeology
  • photogrammetry
  • RTK GNSS
  • unmarked graves
  • Walkerville Wesleyan Cemetery

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