Bournemouth University: Department of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Forensic Science – MSc (2015)

Ashely Green undertook a MSc with the Department of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Forensic Science in Bournemouth University in 2015. Ashely’s research aimed to determine whether GPR survey may be used to identify archaeological features buried by rubble. Archaeological and forensic investigations often include the search for buried remains. In a portion of these cases, locating the remains through geophysical survey is hindered by modern rubbish or rubble. This study focused on a multi-method geophysical survey (ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic induction, and gradiometry) across three areas of past IAFS site, the Blackfriary, in an effort to differentiate rubble signals from possible burial signals. The research aimed to refine the standards for ground-penetrating radar survey, with the intention of acquiring high resolution data as a method to maximise the potential to positively identify grave-like anomalies. Since working with IAFS on several graveyard sites Ashely has been regularly invited back to Ireland to collaborate on some of our community research programs (see here), resulting in a number of joint publications (see here).

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