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Environmental Geophysics Fieldwork Seeks to Uncover Hidden Past

Mt Holly Video

Mt Holly Video

Students use modern tech to examine historic site

Video by Joe O'Neill

Just a few miles from campus, environmental geophysics students recently used ground-penetrating radar for a research project aimed at locating unmarked graves at the historic site of the Mount Tabor AME Church. And while the structure is no longer there, history remains, waiting to be uncovered.

“There’s a lot of interest in this site, because it has historical significance and adds to the broader story of this church and this site to the community,” says Jorden Hayes, assistant professor of earth sciences. “The students are seeing the intersection of the knowledge that they’re gaining in the classroom with a real need from the community.”


Published March 29, 2018