GPR is the commonly accepted “best-available technology” standard for locating buried archaeological features such as historic sites and graves.  GPR can provide rapid area coverage and detailed imaging of the subsurface to evaluate archaeological sites without the need for invasive methods.  Non-invasive methods are especially important throughout Alaska where cultural heritage is so significant.  We’ve used geophysical tools at archaeological sites across the state of Alaska, dating from late 1800s to World War II era, to find graves, buried artifacts, and other objects of importance.

Applications include:
Buried Walls and Foundations
Cemeteries and Unmarked Graves
Historic Construction
Historic Site Investigations
Artifact Discovery

With the right frequency of antenna, proper survey design, and our advanced processing tools, we can provide you with the optimal chance of success at locating archaeological features of concern.  If GPR is not the best tool for your site, we can employ other tools that are often used for cemetery and other archaeological surveys, such as electrical resistivity tools and magnetometers.

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Gridded GPR data showing correlation of data anomalies (red, yellow, and light blue) with headstone locations (black triangles) at a site in Idaho

Gridded GPR data showing correlation of data anomalies (red, yellow, and light blue) with headstone locations (black triangles) at a site in Idaho