Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled
The Applied Ground Penetrating Radar 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. Participants, in 2-3 person teams, will learn the theory and methods involved in GPR exploration in various environments. They will familiarize themselves with the GPR instrumentation, in this context the Noggin 500 Unit (Smart Tow – Rough Terrain Configuration) in a simple, urban setting, while locating buried utilities. Once the basics are acquired, participants will explore a portion of a buried Roman villa, an environment with several specific, well defined targets to be located and mapped. The last three days will be devoted to original research, in a multilayered, target rich environment, ranging in human occupation from pre-Roman to modern periods.
Concurrently, participants 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.
Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – GPR Applications
Type: Intensive Laboratory/Field School
Location: Southern Transylvania (Deva region, Hunedoara County), Romania
Excavation Dates: 6 day sessions, from June 3rd to August 18th, 2018 (check website for availability)
Team Size: 3 participants
Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/applied-field-geophysics-gpr
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Directors: Andre Gonciar (Archaeological Techniques and Research Center – Canada); Isabel Morris (Princeton University)
Program Fee: US$985 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)
Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-geophysics
The workshop is designed to be an intensive professional training program. There are no prerequisites. Participants will receive in March preparation articles, book chapters and/or training videos they will have to familiarize themselves with before arriving on site. The program is open to students, volunteers and professionals alike. There is no application deadline: applications are accepted as long as positions are available in the program.
For comparison purposes, see the 3-day professional training programs offered by North America’s leading GPR companies, Sensors and Software (https://www.sensoft.ca/training-events/courses/3-day-gpr-short-course/ ) and GSSI (http://www.geophysical.com/training.htm)