On Monday, Jan. 14, an email was sent to all university employees informing them that representatives from Southern Research would return to campus that week to continue the comprehensive mapping project.

Following their visit, Southern Research submitted its second progress report to UWG officials, detailing the excavation of three additional test units in the vicinity of Melson Hall. Observance of differences in the soil strata led Southern Research representatives to believe the presence of graves could be possible. Southern Research recommended moving the survey to a level at which ground-penetrating radar (GPR) could begin to define the limits of the possible cemetery. Immediately after the GPR survey, the consultants recommended ground-truthing a sample of the targets identified as possible graves by placing test units on them.