Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Civil War site discovered?
Members of the University of Tennessee's Archaeological Research Laboratory are using ground-penetrating radar to determine if Confederate soldiers from the Civil War-era Camp Van Dorn rest on property that now belongs to the city of Knoxville.

Amateur historians believe they have found the long-sought burial site near the city's Malcolm Martin Park at Western Avenue. They are using a ground-mapping process with a geophysics survey system that records abnormalities below ground.

Yet another area where amateur researchers can be invaluable.