Sponsored by: Kenya Society of Geophysical Professionals
Call for Papers Deadline: February 20, 2024
The “Unmarked Grave Search of Dedan Kimathi Utilizing Archaeological Geophysical Techniques” workshop, set to take place at the prestigious Louise Leakey Auditorium on February 29th, 2024, is a groundbreaking event aimed at leveraging advanced geophysical methods to uncover the final resting place of one of Kenya’s most revered freedom fighters, Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi.
This workshop represents a collaborative effort between leading experts in the fields of geophysics and archaeology, united in their quest to shed light on this historical mystery. Through a combination of theoretical discussions, practical demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, participants will delve into the intricacies of archaeological geophysical techniques and their application in locating unmarked graves.
The significance of this endeavor cannot be overstated. Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi played a pivotal role in Kenya’s struggle for independence, symbolizing the resilience and determination of the Kenyan people in the face of oppression. Yet, the exact whereabouts of his grave remain unknown, leaving an important chapter of Kenya’s history shrouded in uncertainty.
By harnessing the power of cutting-edge geophysical technologies such as ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic surveys, and resistivity imaging, participants will embark on a journey to unravel this mystery and honor the legacy of Dedan Kimathi. Under the guidance of seasoned experts, attendees will learn how these techniques can penetrate beneath the earth’s surface, revealing hidden structures and anomalies that may indicate the presence of a gravesite.
Moreover, this workshop serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of collaboration and innovation within the scientific community. By bringing together professionals from diverse backgrounds, it fosters an environment of interdisciplinary exchange and collective problem-solving. Through shared knowledge and expertise, participants will explore new avenues for advancing the field of archaeological geophysics while paying homage to Kenya’s rich cultural heritage.
As participants engage in lively discussions and hands-on activities, they will gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities inherent in the search for unmarked graves. Ultimately, the “Unmarked Grave Search of Dedan Kimathi Utilizing Archaeological Geophysical Techniques” workshop represents a significant step forward in the quest to uncover the truth behind this historical enigma and ensure that the legacy of Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi endures for generations to come.