Chapter 9. The Search for Buried Materials

  1. Alastair Ruffell and
  2. Jennifer McKinley

Published Online: 14 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758854.ch9



How to Cite

Ruffell, A. and McKinley, J. (2008) The Search for Buried Materials, in Geoforensics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758854.ch9

Author Information

  1. Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057346

Online ISBN: 9780470758854



  • buried materials search;
  • global network trafficking high-profile people;
  • buried human remains and multidisciplinary approach;
  • underwater searches and scene mapping;
  • gas probe monitoring organic remains


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Possible methodologies for non-urban underground searches

  • Underwater searches and scene mapping (remote sensing, geophysics)

  • Gas monitoring, organic remains and the decomposition of bodies

  • Weird and wonderful burial locations