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Ground-Penetrating Radar for Archaeology : Geophysical Methods for Archaeology - Lawrence B. Conyers

Ground-Penetrating Radar for Archaeology

Geophysical Methods for Archaeology


Published: 20th November 2004
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A newer edition of this book is available for ordering at the following web address: https: //rowman.com/ISBN/9780759123489 Much has happened to the practice of ground-penetrating radar since the publication of the first introductory book for archaeologists by Larry Conyers (with Dean Goodman) in 1997. In this successor volume, Conyers succinctly and clearly lays out for archaeological practitioners the theory behind, and applications of, ground-penetrating radar as a non-invasive method of subsurface prospection. Designed to turn archaeologists into good consumers of GPR results, this book describes the technology, the equipment, the analysis and interpretation necessary to produce usable results. Examples from GPR projects throughout the world help show how these techniques can improve archaeological practice. Equally important, he explains the limitations of the method and ways it can be improperly used by inexperienced field workers. Advances in computer simulation, statistical modeling, virtual reality techniques, and data integration that have improved the utility of the method are also described.

The book provides a quality overview of how GPR techniques are relevant to landscape reconstruction in an archaeological context. The objectives, findings, and conclusions are presented clearly... Ground-Penetrating Radar for Archaeology presents a wide range of information that offers the reader a nearly complete picture of the role that GPR and geophysics can play in archaeology... This book should help to dispel some of the myths surrounding GPR and illustrate when and where it can help to non-destructively map archaeological landscapes. Canadian Journal of Archaeology Conyers provides a balanced an nuanced understanding of both the strengths and weaknesses of the method. This book is an excellent introduction to the method for new practitioners and the archaeological community in general and it should increase the use of this very important archaeological technique. Journal of Field Archaeology This book is a wonderful resource for archaeologists studying the GPR technique. Historical Archaeology Conyers' book provides a general understanding of ground penetration radar (GPR) and its application to archeology. It is not about specific equipment or data analysis programs or about planning geophysical surveys. Conyers focuses instead on broad principles and generalized equipment, operations, and interpretation, and describes the in non- or minimally mathematical terms, minimizing the use of special language...The 22 pages of references Conyers includes are truly valuable. They include not only references that this reviewer has used to study and teach geophysics for archeology for years, but also previously unknown references. Industrial Archeology

Archaeological geophysicsp. 1
Introduction to ground-penetrating radarp. 11
GPR theory and practicep. 23
Ground-penetrating radar equipment and acquisition software GPR systemsp. 81
Velocity analysisp. 99
Postacquisition data processingp. 119
Interpretation of GPR datap. 133
Conclusionp. 165
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ISBN: 9780759107731
ISBN-10: 0759107734
Series: Geophysical Methods for Archaeology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th November 2004
Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised