OAR Staff Working to Expose Burial Casket
OAR Staff Working to Expose Burial Casket

The Office of Archaeological Research (OAR) has over 20 years of experience in working through the legalities associated with complex cemetery relocation research and procedures, including assistance to legal counsel. In addition, OAR handles permitting requirements with the Alabama Historical Commission, the state agency mandated to oversee this process.

 

Cast Iron Casket from Lucas Hill Cemetery
Cast Iron Casket from Lucas Hill Cemetery

 

OAR staff identify burial locations, document all available information and, in the event of full mitigation, carefully remove any remains or objects associated with internments. Then, as per legal statues, our staff arranges for proper reburial containers in order to relocate graves in a dignified and professional manner.

 

 

Restored Grave Marker at New Cemetery Site
Restored Grave Marker at New Cemetery Site

 

OAR has relocated numerous cemeteries, large and small, including unrecorded cemeteries, unmarked graves as well as those with above ground markers. Additionally, OAR has arranged for restoration and repair of tombstones for reuse in reburial settings. OAR is highly regarded for its work on cemetery sites and its experienced and highly professional staff.

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For more information regarding Cemetery Relocation Services, contact Falicia Gordon at fgordon@ua.edu or by phone at (205) 371-8700.