Combined GPR and ERT exploratory geophysical survey of the Medieval Village of Pancorbo Castle (Burgos, Spain)

José Paulino Fernández-Álvarez, David Rubio-Melendi (Corresponding Author), Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo, Andrés González-Quirós, David Cimadevilla-Fuente

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Abstract

Ground-penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) have been fruitfully employed for archaeological purposes. An area at the Pancorbo medieval site in Burgos (Spain) has been jointly explored by GPR and ERT in the search for the buried remains of the Pancorbo medieval village. After data collection, quality control and merging, a shallow depth of interest was identified and studied in detail. 3D resistivity simulation, considering sensible geometrical structures of the targets helped discover anomalies present in the area. On the other hand, visual GPR inspection was considerably enhanced by trace energy attribute analysis which provided a plan view of the existing anomalies. Two posterior archaeological excavations have a very good correlation between the identified anomalies and the excavated remains. The survey also provides hints for the continuation of the excavation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-93
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Geophysics
Volume144
Early online dateSep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

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Keywords

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeometry
  • Attribute analysis
  • ERT
  • GPR

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Combined GPR and ERT exploratory geophysical survey of the Medieval Village of Pancorbo Castle (Burgos, Spain). / Fernández-Álvarez, José Paulino; Rubio-Melendi, David (Corresponding Author); Quirós Castillo, Juan Antonio; González-Quirós, Andrés; Cimadevilla-Fuente, David.

In: Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 144, 01.09.2017, p. 86-93.

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Fernández-Álvarez, José Paulino ; Rubio-Melendi, David ; Quirós Castillo, Juan Antonio ; González-Quirós, Andrés ; Cimadevilla-Fuente, David. / Combined GPR and ERT exploratory geophysical survey of the Medieval Village of Pancorbo Castle (Burgos, Spain). In: Journal of Applied Geophysics. 2017 ; Vol. 144. pp. 86-93.
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