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Investigating Spanish Colonial Features Using GPR in Urban Settings

Author(s): Kristi M Nichols ; Clint Laffere ; Richard A. Sample

Year: 2017

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Archaeologists at Raba Kistner Environmental, Inc. (RKEI) have been utilizing 3-D ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys to rediscover Spanish Colonial features such as acequias and foundations in San Antonio, Texas.  Many Spanish Colonial sites in San Antonio are located in urban settings and are often covered by roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. Use of 3-D GPR, archival research, and, in some cases, subsurface testing, has allowed us to determine under what

geomorphological and burial conditions the GPR yields reliable results. 

This paper reviews recent RKEI projects involving GPR surveys, highlighting the

processes, project obstacles, and final results.

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Investigating Spanish Colonial Features Using GPR in Urban Settings. Kristi M Nichols, Clint Laffere, Richard A. Sample. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435233)


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Spanish colonial

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

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PaperId(s): 292

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America