Ben Ford and Beverly Chiarulli (retired) demonstrated the
IDS Stream X multi-array ground penetrating radar system at the National Park
Service Archaeological Prospection Workshop, May 19–23, 2014.
IUP is the only academic institution in the U.S. to own this piece of
equipment. The IDS Stream X was acquired with a National Science Foundation
Major Research Instrumentation grant.
The National Park Service hosted the workshop, titled “Current
Archaeological Prospection Advances for Non-Destructive Investigations in the
21st Century,” at Aztalan State Park in Jefferson County, Wisconsin.
Approximately 40 attendees, representing federal and state agencies, Native
American tribes, and universities, gathered to learn the latest techniques in
Photo: IDS Stream X GPR attached to the Anthropology minivan at Aztalan State Park.
IUP Anthropology faculty participated in the workshop by demonstrating
the IDS Stream X multiple-array ground penetrating (GPR) system. Assisted by
Alex Novo, IDS representative, Ford and Chiarulli recorded a large portion of
Aztalan State Park.
The IDS Stream X is a series of 15 GPR antennas towed
behind a vehicle. This system creates much denser data than traditional GPR
data collection and allows for rapid data collection.
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