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Featured case study: LiDAR imaging of Fort Juelson
Fort Juelson is a Black Hills war era defensive earthwork located in Tordenskjold Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Archaeo-Physics has completed a two-phase non-invasive assessment of the site. Phase I involved LiDAR imaging of the hilltop. LiDAR is capable of detecting archaeological phenomena that have some topographic surface expression. Phase II consisted of sub-surface imaging methods including: magnetic field gradient;, electrical resistance; and ground penetrating radar (GPR). 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.
- 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