Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Using technology to find Alabama graves of shipwreck victims
A Virginia archeologist is using modern technology to find the graves of those who died in the shipwreck of the slave ship Clotilde in 1859. The graves are located in what is known as Africatown Cemetery.
"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." -- Benjamin Franklin
Where do we go when we die? This blog explores the places where cemeteries and land use intersect, and examines what urban planners and thinkers, communities and others are doing (and not doing) about cemeteries.
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I am a journalist, adjunct professor of journalism and rural issues. I studied GIS, and I blog about cemeteries and land use, urban issues, and honey. All views expressed are those of the author alone.