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98. Geophysical Investigations of a Historic Sac and Fox Multiple Family Cemetery (25RH122), Richardson County, Nebraska
DeVore, Steven L. and Nickel, Robert K.
The geophysical investigations of a tribal/multiple family cemetery (25RH122) in Richardson County, Nebraska, were initiated by the National Park Service in response to a request from the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri tribal council. A meeting and site tour were held with the tribal council secretary, Midwest Archeological Center Archeological Assistance and Partnership Program archeologists, and private consultant on November 18, 2002. This visit was to assess the feasibility of the application of geophysical techniques to the identification and evaluation of the tribal/multiple family cemetery. During the month of November 2003, MWAC archeologist and Site Sensors private consultant conducted geophysical investigations at the cemetery (25RH122). Geophysical investigations, including magnetic gradient, conductivity, and ground-penetrating radar surveys, were conducted at the cemetery location identified by the Sac and Fox Nation tribal council secretary. A two day workshop was also held in conjunction with the cemetery investigations.