Review Article: Cemetery Research

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 11.43.57.pngJewish Heritage Europe reviews the archaeological methods that we use for our research.

“Ground-penetrating radar and other new, non-invasive technologies are important new tools in research on Jewish (and other) burial places, including cemeteries as well as death camps and other Holocaust sites.

These technologies can help pinpoint grave sites and buried tombstones, establish cemetery boundaries, reveal destroyed walls and buildings; and also bring to light artifacts and other material.

One of the key figures in the field is the forensic archaeologist Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls,  an associate professor at Staffordshire University, who presented on her research at Holocaust sites such as Treblinka and other cemetery sites during the cross-disciplinary conference on Jewish cemeteries, held in Vilnius in October. Read more….”

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