Investigating Spanish Colonial Features Using GPR in Urban Settings
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.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2017 •
- Dr. Kathleen K. Gilmore’s Legacy and the Future of Spanish and French Colonial Archaeology in Tejas
Cite this Record
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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