Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Getting started

With the new facility finally under construction, our focus is now on developing our relational database infrastructure, working out the protocols for artifact management and digital transformation and preparing to purchase our equipment. We have already purchased a ground penetrating radar and are in the process of acquiring a magnetic gradiometer for detecting sub-surface features used for reconstructing archaeological landscapes.

New GPR in action

John Moody, a graduate student in the Anthropology Department at the University of Western Ontario, takes the new Ground Penetrating Radar for a spin in Victoria Park in downtown London. This is a SIR-3000 system with 400 MHz antenna from Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.