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We use the utmost care when providing archaeologic or forensic surveys, understanding the importance of our findings.
The main goal of archaeological and forensic geophysical surveys is to preserve the heritage and artifacts by reducing destructive excavation, and to assist criminal investigators with their cases. Anomalies are often subtle and it is critically important to select the most appropriate geophysical tools for the job. The approach to identifying Indian middens comprised of clay or refuse is substantially different than locating skeletal remains or a buried vehicle. Unlike most other geophysical firms that offer archaologic services, we offer specialized grave location services.
Typical objectives of an archaeological and forensic geophysical survey include:
Precise location and re-location of anomalies is achieved using detailed site sketches relative to permanent site features, or by using land survey techniques, such as RTK-GPS or total station systems. Occasionally our customers require the data be presented in a geographic information system (GIS) format to capture all the attributes (e.g., aerial photos, site features, cultural resource information).
Key benefits of using geophysics in archaeological and forensic surveys:
Typical surface methods utilized by FPM for Archaeological and Forensic projects:
Caches of located items on archeological site, WY
G-858 survey for locating magnetic portion of unmarked grave sites in TX
Geophysical survey grid at a cemetery site, TX
EM61 data survey for mapping burial graves at a cemetery site
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