Booker T. Washington National Monument has offered archeologists and other historians an unusual glimpse into the past. Archeologists have recently conducted a survey using unusual methods. Instead of digging up the grown and using trowels and other tools to sift through was was dug up, Archeologists used specialized scientific instruments on the surface to collect geophysical data, sensing conditions and anomalies below the surface. This provided a picture of the past without disturbing the site. The team used ground penetrating radar (GPR), a resistivity meter, and a gradiometer/magnetometer to collect data. This will ultimately provide more information on the layout of the plantation. For more information on Booker T. Washington National Monument, visit its website.

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