Archaeological Prospectors has over 15 years experience in the use of geophysical equipment and are educated/trained at the graduate level, to provide you with the highest quality surveys in the region. We primarily use the Bartington 601Grad fluxgate gradiometer with a 1m sensor separation. By doubling the length between sensors (compared with other popular fluxgate gradiometers), the Bartington 601Grad can detect minor features at a greater depth. Features are detectable to a depth of up to 3m below surface. Detectable features include: prehistoric hearths, artifact scatters, living floors, historic foundations, middens, privies, trails, roads, ditches, pits, pipelines, buried tanks, service conduits, etc.
Beaconsfield House, Charlottetown, PEI
Piskahegan Blockhouse, Piskahegan, NB
- Very quick assessment of large areas, up to 4000m2/day,
- Will detect most archaeological features,
- Sensitive to small features,
- Records data as frequently as every 12.5cm per traverse,
- Focuses research to areas of prime interest or concern, reducing the amount of time spent in the field digging unnecessary test pits,
- Non-destructive, ideal for culturally sensitive sites.
- Pre-development archaeological assessment,
- Archaeological research projects,
- Mapping and defining site boundaries,
- Intra-site assessment to focus excavation,
- Forensic detection of clandestine graves,
- Buried pipe & service conduit location,
- Cultural Resource Management.