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
GPS updates coming to York transcripts - Our branch Vice-Chair has been going around getting GPS readings for the cemeteries in York Region. One of our members has volunteered to help this summer...
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