Ground penetrating radar an introduction for archaeologists lawrence b conyers dean goodman on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a comprehensive and comprehendible guide to one of the most promising methods of non invasive archaeological exploration traditional archaeological excavation methods are sometimes daunting due to political or financial complications. Ground penetrating radar an introduction for archaeologists by conyers and goodman represents a serious effort by the authors to communicate both the capabilities and promise of a remote sensing technology to archaeologists with little background in geophysics for this effort i believe they should be congratulated. Ground penetrating radar gpr is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface this nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band uhf vhf frequencies of the radio spectrum and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structuresgpr can have applications in a variety of media including rock soil ice fresh water pavements and . Other times an improperly planned dig can destroy or entirely overlook the artifacts being sought in either case ground penetrating radar or gpr is an increasingly applicable technology but one that few archaeologists truly understand that is where this book excels. Ground penetrating radar is a geophysical technique that is most effective with buried sites where artifacts and features of interest are located within 2 3 meters of the surface but has occasionally been used for more deeply buried deposits a growing community of archaeologists has been incorporating ground penetrating radar gpr
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