Archaeological Site Assessment
Archaeologists, engineers and researchers around the world rely on ground penetrating radar as a key tool for non-destructive site investigation. GPR equipment can be used in site mapping for excavation or locating sensitive cultural resources for preservation.
WOOD Inspection Services deploys GPR to map out and reveal artifacts to grave sites underground. Once identified, these discoveries can be carefully removed by archeologists.
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.
How GPR Can Be Deployed in Archeology
- 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
Can Ground Penetration Radar Locate A Grave Site?
Yes, Ground Penetrating Radar can be used to locate unmarked graves. Keep in mind that viewing a skeleton via radar is unlikely. However, you will be able to see the surrounding area where the soil was excavated/disturbed.
Is It Possible To Find Gold With A Ground Penetrating Radar?
Yes. GPR can locate metal in the ground up to 100 feet deep. However, we can not tell the difference between metal types. The radar signal will reflect on metals equally.