Explore this site through the links below to learn about the state of the art in archaeological geophysics, and the benefits that it can bring to research and preservation.
Featured case study: The Eastview Site
An excavation plan map from a burned house feature dating to 1350 A.D. is compared with non-invasive geophysical data from the site. The house was discovered during a large-area magnetic reconnaissance survey and was susquently targeted during a very high-resolution electrical resistance investigation. The resistance survey utilized both twin-probe and square array array configurations, and was designed to measure the resistivity response to three different maximum depths below surface (33, 50, and 71 cm) across multiple current pathways. more >>
Archaeo-Physics projects in the news:
- ‘Digless’ archaeology - Mission researching its history, Santa Ynez Valley News.
- Secrets of the stone house, Minneapolis StarTribune.
- New Technologies (and Tires) Reconstruct Ancient Bison Hunts, UA News.
- The Eastep Site Revealed Kansas Preservation News.
- Ground-penetrating radar seeks artifacts, Ventura County Star
- Optical spectroscopy instrument development at two historic Native American sites in Kansas.
- Archaeological geophysics a brief overview for archaeologists
- Integrating geophysical methods in archaeology optimizing research designs and cost-efficiency
- Survey logistics and site preparation
- Interpretation an overview of the interpretive process, locating features in the field, and effective testing of interpretations
- Archaeological site management preserve important cultural data by maintaining good conditions for geophysical survey