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A Case Study in Japan

  • Motoyuki SatoEmail author
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Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 16)

Abstract

In this section, we introduce case studies of archaeological surveys by ground-penetrating radar (GPR) carried out in Japan. Most of the archaeological sites in Japan are small and have uneven topography. We demonstrate that GPR surveys with advanced navigation systems can achieve very good GPR profiles. As an example, with these technologies inside “Kofun,” which is a tumulus, several meters high, could be visualized by GPR. A GPR “Yakumo” could find detailed structure of buried stone structures. Borehole radar could be effectively used for a deep archaeological structure.

Keywords

Archaeological survey GPR Multistatic radar Yakumo Navigation GNSS Total station 3DGPR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Northeast Asian StudiesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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