Detection and characterisation of Black Death burials by multi-proxy geophysical methods

  title={Detection and characterisation of Black Death burials by multi-proxy geophysical methods},
  author={Henry C. Dick and Jamie K. Pringle and Barney Sloane and Jay Carver and Kristopher D Wisniewski and Austin Haffenden and Stephen Porter and Daniel Roberts and Nigel J. Cassidy},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
Determining geophysical responses from burials in graveyards and cemeteries
ABSTRACTGraveyards and cemeteries around the world are increasingly designated as full. Therefore, there is a requirement to identify vacant spaces for new burials or to identify existing ones to
Testing Application of Geographical Information Systems, Forensic Geomorphology and Electrical Resistivity Tomography to Investigate Clandestine Grave Sites in Colombia, South America
Geoscientific search methods were trialled, including a predictive spatial statistical model, using various input and database information, to select the most likely grave locations in difficult mountainous terrain, and this approach is suggested for Latin American searches.
Investigate the layout and age of a large‐scale mausoleum in Hangzhou, China using combined geophysical technologies and archaeological documents
Geophysical techniques are used to detect mounds and burial chambers, but detecting the shape and layout of large mausoleums containing main tombs and ancillary facilities is a developing field. The
Geophysical Investigations of United States Revolutionary War Era (1777–1778) Mass Burial Sites in Pennsylvania, USA
The United States Revolutionary War (1775–1783) resulted in numerous mass burials in the eastern United States, with deaths occurring not just directly related to the battles fought, but also from
Using Spatial Analysis To Determine The MNI Of Mass Graves
Many common methods for establishing the number of individuals represented by a skeletal assemblage within mass graves decontextualize the elements by not considering the position of the element
Geophysical investigations of WWII air-raid shelters in the UK
ABSTRACT Just before WWII, the British government prepared for an aerial onslaught that was predicted to raze cities and cause mass casualties. By 1938, the Air Raid Precautions Act officially stated


Locating Concealed Homicide Victims: Developing the Role of Geoforensics
Historically police searches for homicide victims’ graves have been undertaken by the use of large numbers of police, military and public volunteers, conducting visual or manual probe line searches
The use of forensic botany and geology in war crimes investigations in NE Bosnia.
  • A. G. Brown
  • Environmental Science
    Forensic science international
  • 2006
Geophysical identification of unmarked historic graves
Down‐hole magnetic susceptibility techniques were explored as a means of improving near‐surface geophysical surveys in historic grave detection. These techniques were used to document distinctive
Location and Assessment of an Historic (150–160 Years Old) Mass Grave Using Geographic and Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation, NW Ireland *
To locate this graveyard, historic and anecdotal information was compared to landscape interpretation from aerial photography, and surface collapses, metal detector indications, and ground‐penetrating radar (GPR) were used to assess and map the contents.
The Use of Electromagnetic Induction in Locating Graves and Mapping Cemeteries: an Example from Native North America
One of the most popular applications of geophysics to archaeological problems has been to locate unmarked graves and map cemeteries. Although electromagnetic (EM) induction was one of the early
The search for graves
Over the decades, grave markers in old cemeteries have been lost. Geophysical exploration can sometimes locate the unmarked burials. The two techniques which may be best for this search are a
Ground penetrating radar surveys to locate 1918 Spanish flu victims in permafrost.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) was used successfully, in a high-resolution field survey mode, to locate a large excavation with seven coffins, near the existing seven grave markers, and assisted in planning the exhumation under the high degree of containment required.