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Identifying and Delineating Building Locations on Low-Density Sites Using a Metal Detector

Author(s): Sarah Grady

Year: 2014

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Smithsonian citizen scientists have surveyed several 18th and 19th century sites using conventional archaeological methods along with a metal detector as a non-invasive way to explore site structure. The mapped metal detector hits we get are used as a proxy for evidence of buildings and help identify and delineate building locations and in relation to one another.


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Identifying and Delineating Building Locations on Low-Density Sites Using a Metal Detector. Sarah Grady. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437070)


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PaperId(s): SYM-53,01

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