Archaeological Investigation At Kadapa

 

Scope of Work:

GPR survey execution for mapping of underground archaeological artifacts

Location:

Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Client:

Capstone Geo Consultants Pvt Ltd.

Equipment:

GSSI SIR-3000 equipped with 100, 200 MHz and 400 MHz antenna

Challenges:

Undulated land for data collection, weak signal GPR data, challenging data interpretation due to uncertainities

Summary:

The scope of the project includes the mapping of around an acre area using GPR to cover the depth upto around 10-12 m to map all the possible potential locations for the existence of any archaeological features. The area has been scanned using 200 MHz and 100 MHz antenna for maximum depth of penetration with optimum resolution. Various locations have been marked using GPR for the probability of the existence of the possible archaeological features . In this GPR survey, an area of around 2800 sq. m. has been scanned in 3D mode to detect the possible locations containing any archaeo- logical artifacts. Various locations with possible existence of metallic features have been observed beneath the subsurface. Few locations were even cross checked in across and along profiles which confirms their existence, however, couple of locations were found to contain intense reections,though could not be confirmed in across profile. Moreover, the smaller area scanned in front of farm house also found to contain some features which are expected to be metallic. Hence, GPR survey has been successfully executed to locate potential locations at an site situated at Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh.

 
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