2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (1-4 November 2015)

Paper No. 150-9
Presentation Time: 4:00 PM


DE SMET II, Timothy S., Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, Mailstop 4352, College Station, TX 77843, tdesmet@tamu.edu

Near-surface applied geophysical techniques are increasingly being used in archaeology to guide excavation strategies and test site formation processes, as well as generate and answer fundamental anthropological research questions about human behavior, social organization, and cultural change through time. My research has sought to integrate multiple methods and quantitative techniques to increase the accuracy of geophysical predictions. This approach is aimed at answering more questions with less excavation, thereby preserving these non-renewable archaeological resources for future generations with different research questions and methodologies. In order to demonstrate this research program I will present case studies that date from the Paleoindian to historical period.