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Ground-Penetrating Radar Tests at Possible Grave Sites in Eastern Kansas

Author(s): Robert Nickel

Year: 2001

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Four small areas that might contain graves associated with use of the California and Oregon Trail segments in Eastern Kansas were examined with a group of geophysical instruments. Two sites contain apparent headstones with the names of the people believed to be buried there. All four of the sites also contain irregular stones without inscriptions that might be grave markers. Historic journal accounts written by travelers along the trails suggest the potential for multiple interments in the vicinity of some of the areas investigated.

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Ground-Penetrating Radar Tests at Possible Grave Sites in Eastern Kansas. Robert Nickel. 2001 ( tDAR id: 281915) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8P84F0T


Spatial Coverage

min long: -96.807; min lat: 39.127 ; max long: -96.035; max lat: 40.002 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Anne Vawser

Contributor(s): Robert Nickel

Repository(s): Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 672706

NADB citation id number(s): 000000271551


General Note: This resource originated from a citation record migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R). NADB identification numbers are included in the Document Identifiers section of this resource.

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