Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 8th International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation

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PROSPECCIÓN GEOFÍSICA EN EL SECTOR PÚBLICO CENTRAL DEL SITIO ARQUEOLÓGICO EL HUARCO – CERRO AZUL 2016
Gerardo Miguel Quiroga, Giancarlo Marcone Flores, Nina Mireya Castillo

Last modified: 20-09-2016

Abstract


Geophysical surveys with GPR were performed as part of the archaeological research at the El Huarco- Cerro Azul site project, which is part of the Qhapaq Ñan National Project. The goal is to promote the use of new technologies into the record and preservation of the cultural heritage. The GPR was used, as none invasive survey methodology. The comparison between cultural layers reconstructed from excavations, with the imagines generated by the GPR, showed a consistency between each other, which in turn allow us to make generalizations about the sequence of the Inca occupation of the site. These generalizations are possible for the use of this technology, instead of more traditional methodologies, that need for extensive archaeological interventions. We suggest that the use of both methodologies (GPR and traditional excavations) should be used in a complementary way in order to define cultural sequences and functional arrangements of archaeological sites.

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