Stonehenge Research Leaps Forward with GPR

Posted December 9, 2015

The strange stone structures at Stonehenge have long baffled archaeologists and historians alike, but a major breakthrough may just explain what ancient civilizations from 3100 BC were doing with those massive rocks. Using ground-penetrating radar and other advanced survey equipment, researchers unearthed 17 new chapels and hundreds more archaeologically significant structures on the plains in Wiltshire surrounding the stones, which …

Investigators Use GPR to Demystify Three Cold Cases This Month

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Ground Penetrating Radar, which uses radar pulses to create an image of the subsurface, has been making headlines lately across the world. It was cited as a key factor in the recent discoveries at Stonehenge, and it will also be installed on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. It’s also been used to investigate at least three different cold cases over the …

The Role of Ground Penetrating Radar in Forensic Investigations

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In today’s world, technology plays a key role in helpingGround Penetrating Radar various law enforcement agencies solve crimes that years earlier may have left everyone with more questions than answers. Forensic science, an ever-evolving area of law enforcement, relies on many different forms of technology to help technicians collect evidence that will help solve even the most complex crime. One …

Digging Deep with GPR Technology

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Looking Back On a solemn day in America, George W. Bush took aim at “evil-doers” and promised that we, as a nation, would remain on guard. In 2001, it made sense to be frightened in the wake of terrorist attacks. The idea that our nation could be breached with such horrifying results shattered the illusion that America was impervious to …

The Use of Ground Penetrating Radar in Archaeological Site Assessment

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While archaeology is the study of ancient civilizations, it is using more of today’s technology to uncover secrets from the past. Whether discovering the fossilized remains of a dinosaur or exploring the ruins of an ancient city, ground penetrating radar is helping scientists accomplish more than they ever imagined. Since one of the most important aspects of archaeology is examining …

GPR Technology Ensures a Firm Foundation

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A hidden void is an undetected, usually air-filled, space within the foundation of structures such as roadways and buildings. These voids can compromise the structural integrity of the areas where they are located and result in physical damage to the road or building as the void is given the opportunity to expand over time. Voids can be caused by a …