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EM-38 results from the Westport Town Farm


We had a chance to do some very preliminary archaeogeophysical survey at the Westport Town Farm with the EM-38.  To me, it looks like the most interesting structured readings are well outside the impacted area (near the picnic benches by the fence).

Smoothed results from the In Phase (IP) component of the EM-38

In the IP, the blue (high) should indicate rocks close to the surface

Smoothed results from the Quadrature (Q) component of the EM-38

In the Q, the Red (low) suggests rocks.  The blue suggests more conductive soil.

Author: John Steinberg

Dr. John Steinberg has been a Research Scientist at the Fiske Center since 2006. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1997. Before coming to UMass Boston, John taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge. He is interested in the economic problems of colonization, both in New England and across the North Atlantic. He uses GIS and shallow geophysics to study settlement patterns to understand broad trends over the landscape. In addition to John's New England work, he has been studying the settlement patterns of Viking Age Iceland. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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