Archaeology

    • Geophysics for mapping the Ludlow Massacre archaeology site, CO
    • Archaeological investigations at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM

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    Archaeogeophysical investigations were carried out at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico as an undergraduate Senior Design Project in 2009. The study was conducted as a part of Dr. Richard Krahenbuhl's initial geophysical investigation within Chaco Canyon in 2006 and 2008. A group of three students collected DC resistivity, FEM, and magnetic data within Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The focus of these collections were in the plaza of one of the great houses, Chetro Ketl, in search of a buried kiva. The Court Kiva is known to be buried within the plaza region of Chetro Ketl from archaeological excavations in the early 1900's. Following its infill and the passage of time, its location, boundary, depth and depth extent had been lost. With the three methods, the Court Kiva location was identified and estimated to have a 12 meter diameter.