Ground-Penetrating Radar Techniques to Discover and Map Historic Graves

  title={Ground-Penetrating Radar Techniques to Discover and Map Historic Graves},
  author={Lawrence B. Conyers},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
  • L. Conyers
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • Historical Archaeology
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