Ground-Penetrating Radar (Other Keyword)

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Combining GPR and Archeological Excavations at Los Morteros: Looking "Inside" a Complex Preceramic Coastal Peruvian Site (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alice Kelley. Ana Cecilia Mauricio. Daniel Sandweiss. Joseph Kelley. Daniel Belknap.

The Los Morteros archaeological site is located on the desert north coast of Peru. This large, elliptical mound (ca. 225x200 m, with relief of 14.5 m) is situated on a 3 m high Mid-Holocene shoreline. Limited excavations in the 1970’s identified preceramic midden deposits. Subsequent ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey at the site revealed interior stratigraphy inconsistent with a sand dune or bedrock-cored sand deposit, suggesting human agency in the construction of the mound, rather than...


The Current State and Future Possibilities of Ground-Penetrating Radar in Cultural Resource Management (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Leach. David Givens. Richard Boisvert.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeological Science Outside the Ivory Tower: Perspectives from CRM" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is an established prospection method in cultural resource management (CRM), yet despite its contributions its use is not universal. The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate the utility of GPR surveys before and during CRM excavations, and to underscore the need for maximizing the...


Echoes of Memory: Ground-Truthing a Cemetery Geophysical Survey and Reclaiming a Forgotten Burial Ground of Mount Vernon’s Enslaved Community. (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph A. Downer.

This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster examines the results of a 1985 geophysical survey and compares them to the findings of an extensive archaeological excavation of the Slave Cemetery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia. While practical limitations often make it difficult for archaeologists to test the findings...


Final Report for a "Phase I and II" Archaeological Investigation of the Proposed Young Property's Young Archaeological Site (18CV344), Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland (1999)
DOCUMENT Citation Only L. Daniel Myers. Dana C. Linck. Paula Mask.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Geophysical Applications in Archaeology: a Case Study at the Twelve Mile House (5AH121), Arapahoe County, Colorado (1992)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Steven L. DeVore.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Geophysical Investigations of a Historic Sac and Fox Multiple Family Cemetery (25RH122), Richardson County, Nebraska (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Steven L. De Vore. Robert K. Nickel.

The geophysical investigations of a tribal/multiple family cemetery (25RH122) in Richardson County, Nebraska, were initiated by the National Park Service in response to a request from the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri tribal council. A meeting and site tour were held with the tribal council secretary, Midwest Archeological Center Archeological Assistance and Partnership Program archeologists, and private consultant on November 18, 2002. This visit was to assess the feasibility of the...


Geophysical Methods at the Hollister Site: Summary of Finds (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Leach. Maeve Herrick. Jasmine Saxon.

Geophysical methods in archaeology are increasingly integrated into traditional archaeological surveys. Remote sensing is valuable because it allows for large areas to be surveyed relatively quickly and noninvasively. At the Hollister site in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar, were implemented over a 140x140 meter area. Magnetometry measures alterations to earth’s magnetic field. This method is helpful for identifying a number of artifacts and features,...


Geophysical Survey at Historic Christ Church (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bruce Bevan.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


A Geophysical Survey at the Carroll House (1987)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bruce W. Bevan.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Ground-Penetrating Radar and Rapid Site Identification and Characterization: Examples from the Theodore Turley Home Site, Nauvoo, Illinois (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan Saltzgiver. Benjamin C. Pykles. John H. McBride.

Nauvoo, Illinois, is among the most important sites in the history of the Latter-day Saint movement in the United States. Since the 1960s, Nauvoo has been the site of significant historical and archaeological research and interpretation.  With an estimated 1 million visitors annually, the competing needs to preserve the archaeological assets and the continued desire to improve the visitor experience necessitates the most accurate knowledge of these buried resources possible. This presentation...


Ground-penetrating radar and terrestrial laser scanning reconstruction of the prison and Civil War era historic fortifications on Alcatraz Island (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark Everett. Timothy S. de Smet. Robert Warden. Tanya Komas. Jason Hagin.

Between 2012 and 2013 we conducted a cultural resources assessment and historic preservation project with the National Park Service on Alcatraz Island using terrestrial laser scanning and ground-penetrating radar. Alcatraz is most (in)famous for its brief period as a Federal Penitentiary (1934-1963); however, for the vast majority of its history it was a military fortification – Fortress Alcatraz - under the U.S. Army. As the need for harbor defense diminished, the island was converted into a...


Ground-Penetrating Radar and Topographic Correction Using Ground-Based Photogrammetry at the Late Archaic Ceremonial Site of Caballete (Fortaleza Valley, Peru) (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeremy Menzer. Katie Simon. Matthew Piscitelli. Carl Williford.

Caballete is a Late Archaic (3000-1800 B.C.) ceremonial site located in the Fortaleza Valley of Peru. In 2015, a focused archaeo-geophysical survey was conducted as a pilot effort to determine the utility of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and magnetometry in locating subsurface features at the site. The Caballete survey included approximately 1.5 ha of targeted GPR and a smaller magnetometry survey across the 400 ha site. The site features six platform mounds ranging from approximately 5 to 17 m...


Ground-Penetrating Radar as a Rapid Cultural Resource Management Technique for Shell Midden Delineation (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jacquelynn Miller. Alice R. Kelley. Joseph T. Kelley. Daniel Belknap. Arthur Spiess.

The analysis of shell midden extent and thickness typically requires expensive and time-consuming excavation. Additionally, widely spaced test units provide limited and discontinuous stratigraphic information. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey, in combination with stratigraphic information from limited excavation, can serve as a powerful tool for making rapid cultural resource management decisions. Although processing and correlating the data requires several days of additional time, this...


Ground-Penetrating Radar As a Survey Tool In Archaeological Investigations: An Example From Fort Laramie National Historic Site (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Steven Leroy DeVore.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Ground-penetrating Radar at edh-Deir, Petra, Jordan (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eileen Ernenwein. Katie Simon. Christopher Tuttle.

Petra is famous for the many tomb façades and complex water management systems carved in its surrounding mountains. The ancient city has been studied by traditional archaeological survey and excavation techniques for more than 100 years. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has been previously used in several locations with excellent results, including in front of the al-Khazneh ("the Treasury"), near the Temple of the Winged Lions, on the "Upper Market" and the Garden and Pool Complex (the "Lower...


Illuminating Invisible Houses: Using Ground-penetrating Radar and Three-Dimensional Geospatial Modeling to Reconstruct 19th century Irish Homes, Inishark, Co. Galway, Ireland (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lauren Couey. Ian Kuijt. Liam Murphy. Max Lopez.

This poster examines the use of ground-penetrating radar in combination with three-dimensional modeling to identify, examine, and virtually reconstruct the subsurface material remains of nineteenth century homes on the islands of Inishark and Inishbofin, Co. Galway, Ireland. In this research we employ a multi-stage research program starting with a ground-penetrating radar survey of multiple house sites and a digital scanning of the ground surface to develop a high-resolution topographical map,...


Integrated Geophysical Surveys at Archaic and Formative Archaeological Sites in Tumbes, Peru (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Claudio Carini. Jerry Moore. Martha Ramos. Michelle Garcia. Brandon Gay.

In this poster, we interpret data collected through nondestructive geophysical methods at the prehistoric sites of Santa Rosa and El Porvenir in the northern region of Tumbes, Peru. In late May and early June 2014, a program of integrated geophysical survey incorporating magnetometer and ground penetrating radar sought to identify subsurface archaeological features at the two sites. Previous excavations at these sites provided material data dating from 4750 BC and revealed architectural shifts...


Interpreting a Deserted Medieval Village through Geophysical Data (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joanna Monaco-Schlater. Lawrence Conyers. Sean McConnel. Andrew Bair.

Ground-penetrating radar is often used as a way to collect from reflections from buried features, which are then processed into colorized horizontal amplitude maps to visualize these features in the horizontal plane. While this is a good way find and visualized features in "batch mode" there are other less commonly employed methods to process the data. The Castles in Communities project in Ballintubber, Ireland project has collected GPR data sets from multiple years to produce standard GPR...


It's Not an Anomaly: Demonstrating the Principles and Practice of Investigating Adobe Features with Ground-Penetrating Radar (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Scott Byram. Jun Sunseri.

Earthen architecture has significant representation in building traditions across large temporal and geographic expanses, so everyone’s people at one time or another dabbled in this technology. Adobe, also known also as dagga, ferey, cob, and other names is a variant in which soil and other materials are formulated into discrete construction components, often in communities of practice for which adobe recipes, preparation, and application are integral to daily intersections of home and...


Near-Surface Geophysical Investigations at the Multicomponent Magnolia Valley Site (40RD314) in Rutherford County, Tennessee (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Timothy De Smet. Tanya M. Peres. Jesse W. Tune.

In May 2014 we collected magnetic gradiometry, frequency-domain electromagnetic-induction (EMI), and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data at the Magnolia Valley site (40RD314) in Rutherford County, Tennessee with the Middle Tennessee State University 2014 Field School, a component of the MTSU Rutherford County Archaeology Research Project (RCARP). We collected data using Geometrics G-858 cesium vapor magnetometer, GSSI’s Profiler EMP-400 multifrequency electromagnetic conductivity meter, and...


A Re-examination of the Geophysical Survey at Voyageurs National Park (1998)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Bruce Bevan.

A geophysical survey was conducted at the King Williams Narrows Campground in 1987. Three stone circles were visible at the surface during that survey, and there was a radar echo from an object below one of these circles. Since the time of that survey, three additional stone circles have been mapped at the site, and this report is a second look at the geophysical data from those locations. There are no distinctive geophysical patterns at any of the three additional stone circles. Since these...


Recent Advancements in Remote Sensing Studies in Chaco Canyon (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennie Sturm.

Remote sensing has been an integral part of Chacoan archaeology for several decades, helping to identify and map the broader landscape in and around the canyon. Early remote sensing studies, while pioneering, were often experimental and limited by the available technology. As the technical aspects of remote sensing continue to improve with advancements in computer power and data processing, it is now possible to move beyond experimental studies and broad characterizations of the Chacoan...


Rediscovering the Original Provo, Utah Tabernacle: A Mid-Nineteenth-Century Mormon Meetinghouse (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin C. Pykles. Richard Talbot. Deborah Harris. John H. McBride.

The original Provo, Utah Tabernacle was constructed from 1856 to 1867. It was one of the earliest tabernacles built by the Mormon pioneers in Utah Territory. It was razed in 1919 and largely forgotten after many of its functions shifted to a second tabernacle constructed on the same city block. This second tabernacle was tragically ravaged by fire in December 2010, but the LDS Church is currently converting the burned-out shell into a new Mormon temple. In anticipation of site disturbance, the...


Subsurface Spatial Signatures of the Quotidian from the Olmec Heartland: Insights from Ground-penetrating Radar Surveys of the Los Soldados site, Veracruz. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Henry. Bryan Haley. Andrew Shensky. Carl J. Wendt.

Archaeological examinations of the Olmec civilization in the tropical lowlands of Mexico have focused largely on the elite and grandiose aspects of the society. Research conducted through the PAAP instead chose to explore non-monumental aspects of the Olmec. Investigations of the Los Soldados site in southern Veracruz included ground-penetrating radar (GPR) surveys of four areas. Although GPR is a geophysical method not often successful in tropical lowland settings, it proved successful in the...


The Suitability of Ground-Penetrating Radar for Mapping Sub-Marsh Paleogeography and Implications for Large-Scale Archaeological Surveys of Wetlands and Marshes (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Leach.

Prehistoric sites beneath modern marshes are uncommon and valuable cultural resources with superior organic preservation potential. Such sites generally offer greater stratigraphic integrity than their terrestrial counterparts as they were not historically plowed. However, these sites are overlooked and understudied in eastern North America due to low visibility, disagreement on surveying strategies, and misperceptions regarding the high costs of investigation and low potential for site...