Fortunately, the University of Birmingham and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection & Virtual Archaeology were about to complete five years of a spectacular geophysics survey – the Hidden Landscapes Project.
Martin Roseveare's insight:
Interesting comments made here that put some of the geophysical work into context
E&T magazine Stonehenge: digital mapping reveals the true picture E&T magazine New research conducted by archaeologists and scientists from Birmingham University and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual...
Some of the top cadaver dogs in the nation converged in Wilmington to test their noses against ground-penetrating radar that will guide the exhumation of unmarked graves in advance of a North Carolina highway project.
Selma Kadioglu, Yusuf K. Kadioglu, Ali A. Akyol. Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 3. (01 September 2011), S61, doi:10.1088/1742-2132/8/3/s07. The aim of this paper is to show a new monitoring approximation for ground penetrating radar (GPR) data. The method was used to define buried archaeological remains inside and outside the Zeynel Bey tomb in Hasankeyf, an ancient city in south-eastern Turkey. The study examined whether the proposed GPR method could yield useful results at this highly restricted site, which has a maximum diameter inside the tomb of 4 m. A transparent three-dimensional (3D) half bird\'s eye view was constructed from a processed parallel-aligned two-dimensional GPR profile data set by using an opaque approximation instead of linear opacity. Interactive visualizations of transparent 3D sub-data volumes were conducted. The amplitude-colour scale was balanced by the amplitude range of the buried remains in a depth range, and appointed a different opaque value for this range, in order to distinguish the buried remains from one another. Therefore, the maximum amplitude values of the amplitude-colour scale were rearranged with the same colour range. This process clearly revealed buried remains in depth slices and transparent 3D data volumes. However, the transparent 3D half bird\'s eye views of the GPR data better revealed the remains than the depth slices of the same data. In addition, the results showed that the half bird\'s eye perspective was important in order to image the buried remains. Two rectangular walls were defined, one within and the other perpendicularly, in the basement structure of the Zeynel Bey tomb, and a cemetery was identified aligned in the east–west direction at the north side of the tomb. The transparent 3D half bird\'s eye view of the GPR data set also determined the buried walls outside the tomb. The findings of the excavation works at the Zeynel Bey tomb successfully overlapped with the new visualization results. ground_penetrating_radar hasankeyf zeynel_bey_turbesi
This summer, despite the aweful August, I found time to return to my favourite Roman part of Sussex, Bridge Farm, Barcombe. I wanted both to extend the magnetometry survey even further east along the roadside settlement than last time.
Bedford Co., VA – Ground penetrating radar was used this past weekend to search Taylor's Mountain in Bedford County, as investigators continue to look for evidence in the 1975 disappearance of two Maryland girls.