July 14, 2024

Parker Shares Search for Mary Washington’s Gravesite With ‘Northern Virginia Magazine’

Assistant Professor and Archaeology Director Katherine Parker

Assistant Professor of Archaeology Katherine Parker’s work with her students to locate Mary Washington’s gravesite was highlighted in a Northern Virginia Magazine article titled “Searching for Mary: George Washington’s Mother.” Parker, who joined the Historic Preservation Department last year, said in the article, “I used GPR for a lot of other archaeology projects prior to being hired, and it is well-suited for finding burial sites with minimal ground disturbance. It’s definitely a technology that’s in high demand, and teaching students how to use it will serve them as they go on in their profession.” Read more.