Applied Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) Field School

28 February 2019

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Our program provides a full set of technical, theoretical, and practical skills for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveying. As such, it offers thorough training for field work, processing, and interpretation of intensively modified human landscapes, in an accessible and professional way. Hands-on experience is an essential complement to previous or planned geophysics training for work in earth sciences, geology, geography, urban planning, architecture, surveying, civil engineering, environmental engineering, environmental studies, landscaping, forensics, anthropology, archaeology, cultural resource management (CRM), Classics, and/or history.

Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) Applications

Location: Southern Transylvania (Deva region, Hunedoara County), Romania

GPR Workshop Dates:

     Session 1: (FULL)

     Session 2: June 2 – June 9, 2019

     Session 3: June 9 – June 16, 2019

     Session 4: June 16 – June 23, 2019

     Session 5: (FULL)

Team Size: 3 participants per session

Description: The workshop is designed as an intensive 6-day laboratory and field school in all aspects of ground penetrating radar investigation, from theoretical principles to survey design, field preparation, data collection, in depth analysis, report writing, and podium presentation. Our participants, in 2-3 person teams, will learn the theory and methods involved in GPR exploration in various environments. Our participants will explore a very complex archaeological environment, conducting original research, in a multilayered, target rich environment, ranging in human occupation from pre-Roman to modern periods. They will learn how to manipulate, optimize and analyze in-depth the data collected using SenSoft’s EKKO Project GPR analytical software package, in order to generate professional reports as well as present the research and its results in a scientific manner, in a podium presentation.

Program Fee: US$1085 per session (it includes full room and board as described on the project web page, lectures, training, all field gear, access to analytical software, local transportation to the sites when needed; not included: travel to and from Romania, medical insurance)

Participants interested in expanding their field archaeology skill set can apply to our Geophysics Exploration and Roman Villa Excavation program (June 2 – June 29, 2019), combining a session of the above GPR Workshop with the first session of our Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation and Survey. This option allows to save almost $200 off the combined program fees. For more information, visit the program website.