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Lawrence B. Conyers is a professor of anthropology at the University of Denver, Colorado. He received BS and MS degrees in geology and geophysics from Oregon State and Arizona State Universities respectively. His PhD degree is in anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before working with ground-penetrating radar in archaeological applications he spent seventeen years in petroleum exploration and development using seismic techniques.
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has become one of the standard tools in the archaeologist's array of methods, but users still struggle to understand what the images tell us. In this book—illustrated with over 200 full-color photographs—Lawrence Conyers shows how results of geophysical surveys can test ideas regarding people, history, and cultures, as well as be used to prospect for buried remains. Using 20 years of data from more than 600 GPR surveys in a wide array of settings, Conyers, one of the first archaeological specialists in GPR, provides the consumer of GPR studies with basic information on how the process works. He show how the plots are generated, what subsurface factors influence specific profiles, how the archaeologist can help the surveyor collect optimal data, and how to translate the results into useable archaeological information.

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ISBN 9781611322163
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Format Hardcover
Pages 220
Publisher Date 2012-11-15 00:00:00.0
Publisher Left Coast Pr
Copyright Year 2012
Height 11.0 in
Wdth 9.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 2.25 lb
Language English
Audience College/higher education
Authors Conyers, Lawrence B.
Country of Origin United States

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