Masters Theses


"This thesis is a comprehensive summary of the geotechnical investigation of the Historical Pulaski County Poor Farm Cemetery, southeast Waynesville, Missouri. This research demonstrates that unmarked graves in an abandoned historical cemetery can be located using visual site inspection and ground penetrating radar techniques.

During the course of these investigations, multiple visual site inspections of Pulaski County Poor Farm Cemetery were conducted and ground penetrating radar data were acquired. Based on the visual site inspections and the interpretation of ground penetrating radar data, a total of one-hundred and fifty-one (151) graves were identified; eighty-seven (87) of the graves were mapped using visual site inspection techniques; sixty-four fifty (64) were identified based on the analysis of the ground penetrating radar data. A report was submitted to the Pulaski County Historical Society, recommending that markers (wooden crosses) be placed on each identified grave.

The visual site inspections and ground penetrating radar investigation were successful and proved to be useful methods for detecting abandoned graves"--Abstract, page iii.


Anderson, Neil L. (Neil Lennart), 1954-

Committee Member(s)

Gao, Stephen S.
Gertsch, Leslie S.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geological Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2011


xiv, 72 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 60-62).

Geographic Coverage

Pulaski County (Mo.)


© 2011 Ibrahim Elshiekh Ahmed, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Cemeteries -- Missouri -- Pulaski County
Ground penetrating radar -- Software
Ground penetrating radar

Thesis Number

T 9912

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