The Middle Fork Geophysics Project, Central Idaho

Author(s): Timothy Canaday; Bryan Hanks; Roger Doonan

Year: 2017


The Middle Fork Salmon River is a designated Wild and Scenic river located within the heart of the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho. Over the last three years the University of Pittsburgh, the Salmon-Challis National Forest and the University of Sheffield have collaborated on a minimally invasive multi-method geophysical and geochemical approach for characterizing intact archaeological deposits at seven prehistoric sites impacted by recreational activities. The objective of this work is to develop long-term management strategies for the protection of at-risk sites using minimally invasive methods such as fluxgate gradiometry, earth resistance electrical resistivity, magnetic susceptibility, and handheld portable XRF for soil chemistry. Preliminary results from several of the sites are presented.

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The Middle Fork Geophysics Project, Central Idaho. Timothy Canaday, Bryan Hanks, Roger Doonan. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430622)

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min long: -122.168; min lat: 42.131 ; max long: -113.028; max lat: 49.383 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17436