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The Applicability of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Mormon Nauvoo, Illinois

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dc.contributor.author Richard, Chelsea
dc.contributor.author Pykles, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Rygel, Michael
dc.contributor.author McBride, John
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-30T19:28:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-30T19:28:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-30T19:28:34Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/49751
dc.description Poster presenting Archaeological Studies Project. Advisors: Benjamin Pykles, Anthropology Dept.; Michael Rygel, Geology Dept. en
dc.description.abstract At its height in the early 1840s, the Mormon metropolis of Nauvoo, Illinois boasted a population of nearly 12,000, rivaling Chicago as the state’s largest city. After the Mormons were forcefully exiled from the place in 1846, however, the city’s buildings slowly deteriorated until only a relatively small number of original Mormon structures were still standing. Beginning in the 1960s, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began investing vast resources in the restoration of the city in an attempt to create a veritable “Williamsburg of the Midwest.” A significant part of this restoration effort has involved extensive archaeological excavations, which have uncovered the foundations of a number of original Mormon structures, several of which have since been reconstructed. This work demonstrates how ground penetrating radar (GPR) and geographic information systems (GIS) may be used to identify subterranean structures, assisting in the preservation of Nauvoo’s buried cultural resources. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Archaeology en
dc.title The Applicability of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Mormon Nauvoo, Illinois en
dc.type Other en


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