University of British Columbia Reports (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) has an interesting article this month about the use of a new ground penetrating radar device last summer in an archaeological field school pilot project to detect 'lost' burials in local First Nations cemeteries. This device can 'see' 5 metres down, allows for non-destructive surveys, and is ideal for use in urban spaces. Already new temporary burial markers have been erected at the Kwantlen First Nation cemetery in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.
"Finding the Lost: Ground Penetrating Radar Helps First Nations Honour Ancestors", by Basil Waugh, UBC Reports, 6 November, 2008: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/ubcreports/2008/08nov06/lost.html
More cemetery transcripts on the way - Looks like the Queensville Cemetery transcript will be ready for publication this month. I think the only thing I have left to do is one of the layout map...
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