archaeology survey Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • A survey of ancient Minoan water technologies

    A survey is presented of water technologies used by the ancient Minoan civilization during the Bronze Age. This survey considers eleven Minoan settlements on the eastern part of Crete and is based upon a field assessment of the water technologies. While water systems had a monumental role in the life of the Minoans there has been little understanding of these ancient systems. Partially this can ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • The karez of the Sauran region of Central Asia

    A large number of lines of water collection wells were identified by aerial surveys in the arid region near the ancient city of Sauran on the Middle Syr Darya (South Kazakhstan, Central Asia). They are locally called karez, which in Persian means ‘water uplift’. Initially these were assumed to be qanat, a water collection and distribution system that is widespread in the Middle East, North Africa ...


    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

  • Searching for Archeological Anomalies in the Oluz Mound - Case Study

    The History Of The Oluz Mound The Oluz Mound near Amasya, Turkey, is a very important ancient Turkish settlement with a history stretching back to 4,500 B.C. For archaeologists, this site in Central Turkey is an exciting opportunity to discover not just the area’s history, but the history of the birthplace of civilizations. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • GPR: a new tool for structural health monitoring of infrastructure

    Abstract Recent developments in acquisition methodology, data acquisition systems, post-processing software, and the availability of user friendly high-frequency antennas have enabled the GPR user to generate accurate three dimensional images of the interior of concrete structures. Four case studies are discussed with emphasis on output that is readily understood by the ...


    By SewerVUE

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