Old Burying Ground (Cambridge MA)

Old Burying Ground

Cambridge's Old Burying Ground is the final resting place of its earliest Colonial era settlers, enslaved persons, revolutionary war soldiers, and Harvard students and presidents. It is a rare window into the landscapes of Colonial New England.  Since the early 2000s, Harvard College students have used the Old Burying Ground as a laboratory for understanding how style changes through time by observing the evolution of gravestone iconography.  Since 2021, a Harvard team has been studying the legacy of slavery in the cemetery and beyond.

A major component of the project is the mapping and documentation of the burial monuments, using UAV photogrammetry and 3D visualization.


Click here for a full-screen version of the Mapping Post-Mortem Segregation proposal.