archaeological Articles

  • Archaeological Exploration case study

    Case 1 A surface resistivity to find underground tombs A surface-resistivity survey with 4m electrode spacing was used to reaffirm the location of a number of underground tombs. The inversion image concurred with the site investigation except for the void between the 8th and 14th electrodes. Further investigation by an archeological team concluded that a tomb existed ...

  • Archaeological survey 2

    The site of the Meadows’ Wesleyan Cemetery in the Adelaide is thought to contain more than 130 unmarked graves. This site initially had a chapel constructed on it in 1840 and the first burial in 1855.  The initial chapel was replaced by a more substantial stone building in 1856.  Burials continued in this cemetery sporadically until the 1940’s although the site became less ...

  • GPR survey to identify cultural and archaeological features

    PROJECT: GPR survey with confirmatory digging LOCATION: Olmstead State Park, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Performed a reconnaissance GPR survey of an historical homestead, to identify / locate prospective locations of historical privies, wells and debris middens. Recommended digging locations within an area that was tantamount to finding a "needle ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • GPR archaeological investigation of Wanda Mound in Krakow (Poland)

    Last December 2016 GPR24.COM.PL Company (Poland) participated in an archaeological investigation on the legendary Wanda Mound in Krakow city. This hill was built supposedly in VII—VIII centuries and it is assumed to be the resting place of the legendary princess Wanda, which was a daughter of Krakus, the founder of ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • Epilithic and Endolithic Bacterial Communities in Limestone from a Maya Archaeological Site

    Abstract  Biodeterioration of archaeological sites and historic buildings is a major concern for conservators, archaeologists, and scientists involved in preservation of the world's cultural heritage. The Maya archaeological sites in southern Mexico, some of the most important cultural artifacts in the Western Hemisphere, are constructed of limestone. High temperature and humidity have ...


  • Monitoring of clima-sensitiv finds in an archaeological exhibition - Case Study

    The Alexander the Great - National Archaeological Exhibition opened on March 22 in Rosenheim, Bavaria in Germany at the Lokschuppen Exhibition Center and will run until Nov. 3. The exhibition concept focuses on the biography of Alexander from his crib to his grave, where the historical data and sources are arranged along this guideline. Fascinating archaeological findings take the visitors on ...

  • Identifying at-risk heritage resources with GIS: modelling the impact of recreational activities on the archaeological record

    Archaeological predictive models were initially developed to determine the probability of encountering certain types of archaeological sites (e.g. masonry ruins or artifact scatters) on a given unit of land. Other than forecasting densities of archaeological site-types by vegetation zones, however, such studies rarely focused on management applications and, consequently, were nearly abandoned. To ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation model for cultural heritage in spatial planning

    The article describes the evaluation model for cultural heritage in spatial planning, created in the shifting perspective from a static-contemplative to a dynamic-planning understanding of the heritage. The shift is manifested in the creation of the model which allows analysis, diagnosis, definition of strategies for spatial heritage (registered and under the consideration for protection) and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water resourses management and natural environment changes in ancient Pleurona, Greece

    The site of New Pleurona, a well fortified city of the Hellenistic period, is located in the western part of Greece. Archaeological and geophysical evidence indicates that the city, during its existence, was connected to the sea. The geomorphological changes are linked to the delta's progression of the two neighboring rivers, Acheloos and Evinos. In addition to the city's ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water resourses management and natural environment changes in ancient Pleurona, Greece

    The main point of the paper is to present the adaptation of ancient Pleurona to the natural environment and its changes as well as the means used by the inhabitants to exploit the available water resources to their advantage in the most efficient ways. The geomorphological profile and geoarcheological evidence present the study area. The presentation of water resources in ancient Pleurona is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A GIS-based assessment of the Byzantine water supply system of Constantinople

    Despite the extensive archaeological surveys carried out in the last decades, little attention has been paid to one of the longest water supply systems of ancient times – the Byzantine water infrastructure which fed Constantinople from the mid-late fourth century ad. This work uses modern satellite terrain data and Global Positioning System (GPS) data to assess this system and provide an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • National Occupational Standards for Environmental Site Assessment Assistants

    An Environmental Site Assessment Assistant (ESAA) supports the qualified project team to undertake activities to logically assemble information to assess the presence or absence of potential environmental concerns as they relate to Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). The ESAA may assist with sampling and testing activities; interpretation and evaluation of data; and preparing reports. The ESAA ...


    By ECO Canada

  • The Mycenaean drainage works of north Kopais, Greece: a new project incorporating surface surveys, geophysical research and excavation

    The attempt to drain the Kopais Lake was one of the most impressive and ambitious technical works of prehistoric times in Greece, inspiring myths and traditions referring to its construction and operation. The impressive remnants of the Mycenaean hydraulic works represent the most important land reclamation effort during prehistoric Greek antiquity, thus attracting the attention of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Urban planning and water management in Ancient Aetolian Makyneia, Western Greece

    The findings of a large-scale archaeological investigation, conducted from 2009 to 2013 at a site in the vicinity of Antirrion, Western Greece, identified with ancient Makyneia, provides interesting information on the architectural features and urban planning of an ancient settlement in this area of mainland Western Greece. Through an interdisciplinary study of its morphological and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - Historic Cemetery - Texas

    Archaeological grave site locating Objective:  Locate potential unmarked graves Site:  Historic family cemetery in San Antonio, Texas USA dating to 1899 Instrument:  SuperSting R8/IP, Switch Box112 and 112 electrodes installed in a 7x6 foot 3D dipole-dipole grid Software:  EarthImager 3D Result:  3D resistivity ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Water supply of Bologna (Italy) by Roman aqueduct: history, morphology and hydraulic, from ancient time to nowadays

    A brief description of the geomorphological, historical, and archaeological aspects of the ancient Bononia (now Bologna) supply by means of an ancient tunnel made by Romans at the beginning of the new, era and its evolution to a nowadays when it's already used (13%) to assure drinking water supply of Bologna Town. Recent exploration of the tunnel has permitted to obtain most data of ancient water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GPR to uncover Connecticut`s past

    Crouched beside one of the many stone walls that crisscross Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown, Brian Jones held one end of a rope threaded into a single-wheeled contraption that resembled a high-tech scooter attached to a computer screen. While Debbie Surabian, soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, tracked grainy images of what lies underground on a computer screen ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • Alternative collection systems for decentralized wastewater management: an overview and case study of the vacuum collection system in Eretria town, Greece

    In small and rural communities, the installation cost of conventional gravity-flow collection systems is often very expensive due to the presence of rocky terrain, high water table, unstable soils, extremely flat terrain, which may impose substantial difficulties in construction. Pressure, vacuum and septic tank effluent gravity collection systems are among the alternatives sewers used most ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental assessment process for the AES Parana power plant development project in Argentina

    The paper describes the electric utility generation project that was constructed at the site of the existing Central Termica San Nicolas (CTSN) power plant in San Nicolas, Argentina about 240 km northwest of Buenos Aires and the projects environmental impact. This project is part of the Argentina Electric Sector (AES) and an important peak power contributor to the regional electric power grid. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Human Settlements on the Northern Shores of Lake Aral and Water Level Changes

    The shore of Lake Aral in Kazakhstan is a perfect area for studying the human adaptation strategy to past climate changes. New archaeological material, gathered along the northern shores during the expedition of the INTAS project CLIMAN, is briefly presented. Changes in settlement activity during the Atlantic and Subboreal are related to lake level changes of the Aral Sea. A previ-ously proposed ...


    By Springer

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