Archive for October, 2008

Savannah’s Colonial Park Cemetery & GPR
October 20, 2008

On October 15 and 16, we (Coastal Heritage Society and LAMAR Institute archaeologists and volunteers–the Morris family from Ogden, Utah, conducted a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey of a portion of the Colonial Park cemetery in Savannah. We examined the southeastern corner in search of a British Revolutionary War fortification ditch. We also mapped in many unmarked human graves and crypts. The results will be published very soon. A good time was had by all. A few pictures of the project follow.

RAMAC X3M monitor display

RAMAC X3M monitor display

The work was tedious but fruitful.

GPR Survey of Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia.

GPR Survey of Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia.

GPR Survey in Progress, Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah.
GPR Survey begins.

GPR Survey begins.

GPR Survey in Progress, Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah.

Stay tuned for the answer…

H & H
October 14, 2008

Long live the H & H Restaurant, Macon, Georgia!

Drink More Tea!

Drink More Tea!

Rest in Piece, Mamma Hill.

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Superdan Does Saipan!
October 1, 2008

Bodacious Ballerina at Banzai Bluff

Bodacious Ballerina at Banzai Bluff

Rita and I conducted a Ground Penetrating Radar demonstration class in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands last week. A good time was had by all! Eighteen people attended the class, including representatives of the CNMI Historic Preservation Office, other CNMI agencies, utilities, and a private consulting firm. Special thanks to Roy Sablan, Jr. and his staff for making our stay very pleasant. We enjoyed meeting and sharing with everyone. Highlights included field surveys at three historic site locations on the island: a suspected Carolinian cemetery, the old Japanese Jail, and the old Japanese Hospital. In addition, we took our GPR equipment to Kalabera Cave on Saturday (our day off!) and did a survey of two areas. We were assisted by archaeologists Marilyn Swift, Randy Harper, and Mike Fleming, all of whom (Swift and Harper Archaeological Resource Consultants) are currently involved in an Environmental Assessment of the cave and its surroundings.

This represents the first research/educational effort by the LAMAR Institute in the Pacific arena. A few photos of the project are shown below.

GPR Class Group Photo, Old Japanese Jail, Saipan, September, 2008.

GPR Class Group Photo, Old Japanese Jail, Saipan, September, 2008.

GPR Survey in Kalabera Cave

GPR Survey in Kalabera CaveGPR Survey in Kalabera Cave.

Class in Session

Class in Session