Archaeological Site Assessment

Archaeological Site Assessment

Archaeologists, Engineers and Researchers around the world rely on GSSI ground penetrating radar’s as a key tool for non-destructive site investigation. Whether the goal is site mapping for excavation or locating sensitive cultural resources for preservation or avoidance, WOOD Inspection Services GSSI GPR technologies provides our clients with a tool to image otherwise completely indistinguishable features from the surface.

Buried trenches, burials, objects of interest, ancient foundations, and many other anthropogenic features in the subsurface are often initially discovered with GPR. Having preliminary information is essential for the archaeologist to focus their efforts and minimizes the need for blind or random test pits. Our GPR services offer ideal platforms for the archaeologist in projects covering small to medium areas.

Below are some common uses that radar is used for these purposes:

  • Archaeological Site Assessment
  • Buried goods
  • Clandestine grave location
  • Cemetery mapping
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Locating hidden weapons or evidence
  • Site monitoring
  • Locating ancient buildings, foundations and related vestiges
  • Excavation planning