Event Title

Viewing the Underground with Ground Penetrating Radar

Location

King Building 337

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-29-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

4-29-2016 2:30 PM

Abstract

Since its founding, many of Oberlin College’s original buildings in Tappan Square have been razed. Oberlin College Archives has historical maps documenting the approximate positions of these buildings throughout time and indicate when the buildings were built and demolished. For my project, I am attempting to use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to locate and map these buried structures. GPR is a nuanced mechanism for viewing underground objects that relies heavily on interpretation. I am interpreting GPR readings from Tappan Square to compare them to records of Oberlin’s history.

Notes

Session I, Panel 4 - Media Studies: Representations of the Real in Biology and Geology
Moderator: Karla Hubbard, Associate Professor of Geology

Major

Archaeology; Geology

Advisor(s)

Karla Hubbard, Geology

Project Mentor(s)

Karla Hubbard, Geology

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Apr 29th, 1:30 PM Apr 29th, 2:30 PM

Viewing the Underground with Ground Penetrating Radar

King Building 337

Since its founding, many of Oberlin College’s original buildings in Tappan Square have been razed. Oberlin College Archives has historical maps documenting the approximate positions of these buildings throughout time and indicate when the buildings were built and demolished. For my project, I am attempting to use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to locate and map these buried structures. GPR is a nuanced mechanism for viewing underground objects that relies heavily on interpretation. I am interpreting GPR readings from Tappan Square to compare them to records of Oberlin’s history.