What is it about?

Trying to locate and work out how long people have been buried for by geophysical methods. This is possible if only in one graveyard, comparing from different graveyards it is clear that soil type is the major variable rather than burial age itself.

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Why is it important?

Will help to determine both where unmarked graves are, and for clandestine graves of murder victims, potentially how long they have been buried for, which may be crucial for forensic case investigators

Perspectives

Part of a long-term forensic geophysics research

Jamie Pringle
Keele University

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This page is a summary of: Determining geophysical responses from burials in graveyards and cemeteries, Geophysics, November 2017, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, DOI: 10.1190/geo2016-0440.1.
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