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Archaeology survey using GPR

Ground Penetrating Radar for Archaeological Investigations

  • Overview
  • Excavation Planning
  • Cemetery Mapping
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Site Assessment

Discover More with GSSI GPR and EM Tools

Archaeologists and remote sensing specialists around the world rely on GSSI ground penetrating radar and EM conductivity instruments as key tools for non-invasive site investigation. Whether the goal is site mapping for excavation or locating sensitive cultural resources for preservation or avoidance, GSSI's remote sensing technologies have been the tools of choice for nearly 40 years.

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GPR for Archaeological Investigations

Archaeologists worldwide use GSSI GPR and EM tools to locate areas for excavation. These tools are well suited for shallow, nondestructive investigations.

Large area, non-random sample known to have historic structure in central New Hampshire, USA. Data collected with SIR 3000 and 400 MHz antenna.

GPR survey for archaeology excavation planning

GSSI Recommends:

Systems: SIR 3000, Profiler EMP-400

Antennas: 400 MHz, 900 MHz

Use GPR for Cemetery Mapping

GSSI ground penetrating radar provides archaeologists, scientists and law enforcement professionals a rapid survey method that can facilitate in locating burial sites and delineate cemetery boundaries.


The 2D data (top) identifies several soil anomalies that equate the locations of remains. The 3D data set (bottom) verifies approximate depth and location of several remains.

GPR survey-cemetery mapping

GSSI Recommends:

Systems: SIR 3000

Antennas: 400 MHz, 270 MHz

Locate Sensitive Cultural Resources with GSSI GPR and EM Instruments

Archaeologists use GSSI ground penetrating radar and EM tools during phase II site investigation in order to maximize phase III data recovery.

GPR time slice processed in RADAN, imaged in Surfer 8.

GPR survey for cultural resource management

GSSI Recommends:

Systems: SIR 3000, Profiler EMP-400

Antennas: 400 MHz, 270 MHz

 

Understanding Site Structure with GSSI GPR and EM Tools

Geophysical tools, such as GSSI GPR and EM, can help archaeologists and historians understand site structure and provide primary information about the site.

Site plan of historic farmstead showing drives and structures nonextant, seacoast New Hampshire.

GPR survey for archaeological site assessment

GSSI Recommends:

Systems: SIR 3000, Profiler EMP-400

Antennas: 400 MHz, 270 MHz

 
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