USF researchers are using a variety of high and low-tech means to map out a graveyard on the site of the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you along on a search for answers that can only be found both underground and in the long-buried past.
In its lengthy & troubled history, over 80 young men died at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Many of them were buried on the school grounds, but it’s not known exactly where. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at how a team of USF researchers is now surveying the site to find the answers and give the boys’ family members the closure that has escaped them for so long.
Richard Estabrook, the Regional Director for the Florida Public Archaeology Network & a faculty member in the USF Dept. of Archaeology, talks about the importance of small, historic Florida cemeteries like the one university researchers are investigating in Marianna.
Erin Kimmerle, Assistant Professor, USF Department of Anthropology
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.