Challenges and Triumphs of Ground-Penetrating Radar for Studying the Archaeological Resources of Mormon Nauvoo

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Publication: Mormon Historical Studies

Author: John H. McBride, et al.

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Our study summarizes the results of a program to test the application of three-dimensional ground-penetrating radar (3D GPR) for locating and understanding the buried archaeological resources of the 1840s Mormon settlement of Nauvoo. This advanced, non-intrusive technology allows for the detection and visualization of foundations and related architectural features that survive beneath the surface of the earth today.