Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a non-invasive geophysical technology which transmits radar pulses from a surface antenna into the ground,

Virtus Heritage has the capacity to conduct GPR surveys with specialization in grave and archaeological site mapping.  This method is ideal for identifying and categorizing burials (both traditional internments and European-style graves) and can produce images of graves in three-dimensions within a variety of ground conditions and soil regimes.  The subsurface evaluation of burial places using GPR can also be facilitated by the use of low altitude drone images, magnetic mapping and GPS surveying, all of which can be conducted within a GIS format suitable for client needs.

Our GPR principal investigator is leading world GPR expert Prof. Lawrence Conyers.  Prof. Conyers is a professor at the University of Denver (Department of Anthropology) who has been the principal investigator of projects in Australia and around the world, and recently headed the Mapoon Mission Cemetery in northern Queensland using GPR, magnetics, low altitude photos and GIS mapping.  Prof. Conyers has an established working relationship with Virtus Heritage and partners on GPR projects, involving archaeological expertise, Aboriginal consultation, oral history with Elders and archival research.

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