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Ground-Penetrating Radar Demonstration & Gravestone Iconography

  • Tower Hill Cemetery 34 Pierce Rd South Kingstown, RI, 02874 United States (map)

Technological advances, including ground-penetrating radar, are making it possible for archaeologists to learn about important sites without disturbing the ground.  Salve Regina's Dr. Jon Marcoux will be conducting a demonstration with cutting-edge equipment, and Center representatives will be on hand to discuss the cemetery's headstones and Tower Hill's history.

The demonstration will take place from 1-3 p.m., and attendees can visit the site at any time within that period.  Parking is available at All Outdoors (4060 Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown).  In case of inclement weather, the demonstration will be postponed until Sunday, October 22, from 1 - 3 p.m.

This program is presented in partnership with the Kingston Congregational Church.

This program is presented as part of the Center's series "Eternal Rest: Death, Mourning and Memorials."  The series is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.