Regional Synthesis and Best Practices for the Application of Geophysics to Archaeological Projects in the Middle Atlantic Region.

Author(s): William Chadwick; Elisabeth A. LaVigne

Year: 2016

Summary

As geophysical surveys become more common and a standard procedure on archeological projects within the United States, the question raised is whether or not the methods and systems being used are appropriate for the questions being asked by the principal investigators. Therefore, a compilation of geophysical methods used during archaeological investigations and their results in the Middle Atlantic region, primarily those used on transportation projects, was conducted as part of the Route 301 Alternative Mitigation of the Holton-Cann Historic Site, Delaware for the Delaware Department of Transportation. First, a review the available reports related to the application of geophysics to archaeological sites in the Middle Atlantic was conducted. The second task identified which methods worked where and why based on the available information from the reports. The final task is the development of a synthesis of "best practices" for the application of geophysics to archaeological projects in Delaware.

Cite this Record

Regional Synthesis and Best Practices for the Application of Geophysics to Archaeological Projects in the Middle Atlantic Region.. William Chadwick, Elisabeth A. LaVigne. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434618)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 361