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Use of ground-penetrating radar techniques in archaeological investigationsGround-penetrating radar (GPR) techniques are increasingly being used to aid reconnaissance and pre-excavation surveys at many archaeological sites. As a 'remote sensing' tool, GPR provides a high resolution graphic profile of the subsurface. Radar profiles are used to detect, identify, and locate buried artifacts. Ground-penetrating radar provides a rapid, cost effective, and nondestructive method for identification and location analyses. The GPR can be used to facilitate excavation strategies, provide greater areal coverage per unit time and cost, minimize the number of unsuccessful exploratory excavations, and reduce unnecessary or unproductive expenditures of time and effort.
Document ID
19940004472
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Doolittle, James A. (Soil Conservation Service Chester, PA, United States)
Miller, W. Frank (Mississippi State Univ. Mississippi State., United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Stennis Space Center, Applications of Space-Age Technology in Anthropology
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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