Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Cleo Cottrell L&S Social Sciences

Interoperability of Geophysical Survey Data: GPR and ERT

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) are two geophysical instruments used for non-invasive survey projects. This research will focus on the application of these instruments in an archaeological setting; in particular, we plan to investigate the interoperability of GPR and ERT data, specifically for the purpose of identifying faunal remains and bone beds in California. While the topic of GPR and ERT interoperability has been explored in European and Asian contexts, there is a significant lack of interoperability research in the Americas, especially in North America. I plan to generate, process, and interpret data from our case study site, which contains large faunal remains on which we will test methods of data interoperability.

Message To Sponsor

With my whole heart, I would like to thank the donors for this wonderful opportunity! I'd also like to thank my mentor Jun Sunseri, our ERT tech Lincoln, and the ARF for their help and contributions. This project means a lot to me, and I am excited to embark on this journey.
Major: Anthropology
Mentor: Jun Sunseri
Sponsor: Wishek Fund
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