Year 2018, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 85 - 89 2018-12-21

Determination of Grave Locations with High Resolution Ground-penetrating Radar (GPR) in War Cemeteries: Sample Study of Biga (Çanakkale) War Graves

Cahit ÇAĞLAR YALÇINER [1] , Yunus Can KURBAN [2]

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The most important turning point in Turkish history of the Çanakkale War, known in English as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli, or the Battle of Çanakkale, involves many omissions in terms of historical records due to the situation facing the country at the time and the threats from both internal and external enemies. Though there is very valuable information like notes and maps left by officers in the Ottoman army (Col. Şevki Paşa etc.), due to the intense severity of the war much important information has not been transferred directly to the present day. Most probably, one of the areas with greatest omissions is the location of war grave sites (martyr’s cemeteries). The main reason for this is considered to be the excessive number of fallen soldiers or martyrs and the extreme loss of life in a very short period.

In spite of these negative aspects, the locations of many war grave sites have been determined by detailed research by historians and the use of maps drawn during wartime. However, in these cemetery areas, approximate locations were defined for war graves and in line with this, areas were fenced off as war cemeteries. Using the same logic, an area close to the location used as Biga War hospital during the Çanakkale War was renovated and opened to visitors as Biga War Cemetery with gravestones in certain locations.

The high-resolution, non-destructive shallow geophysical method of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has long been used with the aim of identifying structural elements that are buried (graves, tunnels, archeological remains, etc.). In line with this, its use to research war grave sites in areas known as war cemeteries will illuminate the past and contribute to reorganizing war cemeteries according to war grave locations and providing the necessary importance and respect that war cemeteries deserve.
Çanakkale War, Biga War Grave Site, Ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
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Primary Language en
Subjects Science
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-0470-303X
Author: Cahit ÇAĞLAR YALÇINER (Primary Author)
Institution: CANAKKALE ONSEKIZ MART UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Author: Yunus Can KURBAN
Institution: ESKİŞEHİR OSMANGAZİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


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APA YALÇINER, C , KURBAN, Y . (2018). Determination of Grave Locations with High Resolution Ground-penetrating Radar (GPR) in War Cemeteries: Sample Study of Biga (Çanakkale) War Graves. Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology, 8 (2), 85-89. DOI: 10.17678/beuscitech.457745
MLA YALÇINER, C , KURBAN, Y . "Determination of Grave Locations with High Resolution Ground-penetrating Radar (GPR) in War Cemeteries: Sample Study of Biga (Çanakkale) War Graves". Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology 8 (2018): 85-89 <http://dergipark.org.tr/beuscitech/issue/41414/457745>
Chicago YALÇINER, C , KURBAN, Y . "Determination of Grave Locations with High Resolution Ground-penetrating Radar (GPR) in War Cemeteries: Sample Study of Biga (Çanakkale) War Graves". Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology 8 (2018): 85-89
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ISNAD YALÇINER, Cahit ÇAĞLAR , KURBAN, Yunus Can . "Determination of Grave Locations with High Resolution Ground-penetrating Radar (GPR) in War Cemeteries: Sample Study of Biga (Çanakkale) War Graves". Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology 8 / 2 (December 2018): 85-89. https://doi.org/10.17678/beuscitech.457745