georadar arqueologia

Archeology and cultural heritage

The technology applied to archeology allows to raise the levels of efficiency in the work of archaeological prospecting and research, the geophysical techniques for the mapping of the subsoil allow to evaluate and locate archaeological elements without the need for excavation.

The georadar or GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) allows the precise reconstruction of the heterogeneities of the subsoil, thus allowing optimization of the planning of the excavation campaigns.Unlike other geophysical techniques, it allows to delimit archaeological structures in a non-destructive way both in urban areas and rural.

Prospección arqueologica

The usual applications of geo-radar campaigns in cultural heritage are:

  • Archaeological mapping without excavation for risk reduction (Preventive Archeology).
  • Archaeological cartography for planning archaeological excavations.
  • Detection and location of specific buried structures.
  • Structural analysis of historic buildings, for conservation and restoration actions.

Scanning of rural and urban areas

During the last years we have participated in different archaeological mapping projects such as roads, paths, public and residential buildings, tombs and many other features with success. When conditions are ideal (low conductivity environments, flat surface, lack of vegetation), GPR can provide very detailed and accurate results, otherwise it can still work well as a profiling and locating method. For all the above reasons, GPR has become one of the main prospecting methods used in archaeological prospecting.

Historic monuments scan

Apart from the characterization of large areas with low frequency georadars (25-800MHz) we also have a high frequency georadar (2000MHz) for the detailed study of historical buildings, their structural elements and other Cultural Heritage structures that require methodologies of high resolution.

inspección monumento