Message #99
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998
Subject: CRM Non-Destructive Investigative Techniques Course

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Steve DeVore steve_de_vore@nps.gov

Non-Destructive Investigative Techniques for Cultural
Resource Management, May 18-22, 1998,
Pecos National Historical Park, Pecos, New Mexico

INSTRUCTORS: Course instructors in the past have
included Dr. Lewis Somers, Geoscan Research USA;
Dr. Bruce Bevan, Geosight; Mr. Jule Caylor, USDA Forest
Service; Dr. John Weymouth, University of Nebraska;
Mr. Don Heimmer, Geo-Recovery Systems; Mr. G. Clark
Davenport, AGEISS Environmental; Mr. Timothy Deignan,
Foster and Wheeler Environmental; Mr. William Brennan,
Foster and Wheeler Environmental; Mr. James W. Walker,
Brigham Young University; Dr. Rinita Dalan, Southern
Illinois University-Edwardsville; Dr. Doug Scott,
Midwest Archeological Center; Dr. Kenneth Kvamme,
Boston University; and Dr. J. Duncan McNeill, Geonics
Limited

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed to provide
a practical application of geophysical equipment and
aerial photographic techniques available for the
identification, evaluation, and ultimately, the
conservation and protection of cultural resources.
Instruction will be given in the use of and the
interpretation of data from magnetometers,
conductivity meters, resistivity meters, ground
penetrating radar, metal detectors, and magnetic
susceptibility and their applications to
non-destructive subsurface investigations. The major
emphasis of the training will be on the field use of
the equipment. Instruction will also be offered in the
use of and interpretation of aerial photographic
techniques, and in the use of low altitude large
scale aerial reconnaissance.

Geophysical techniques provide a means of non-destructive
investigations for archeological surveys. Geophysics
utilizes physical principles to study the earth through
indirect interpretation of the earth's physical
properties. Physical, electrical, and/or chemical
measurements are used by geophysicists to interpret the
earth's physical characteristics. Active geophysical
techniques are based on responses from an induced signal
used to detect contracts in different material properties.
Such techniques include electromagnetics (EM), ground
penetrating radar (GPR), metal detectors, electrical
resistivity, and seismic. Passive techniques are based on
responses from the natural conditions. These techniques
include magnetics, gravity, and self potential (SP).
Participants will be provided an opportunity to use the
following geophysical survey techniques including
magnetics, electromagnetics, ground penetrating radar,
resistivity, and metal detection. The course will provide
an opportunity to learn about non-destructive geophysical
techniques for archeological investigations including
advantages and disadvantages of such techniques.

PARTICIPANTS: Federal, State, and Local governmental
cultural resource managers and specialists (i.e.,
archeologists, historians, architects, and contracting
personnel) as well as private contractors, university
professors and students, and international cultural
resource personnel, with specific responsibilities
concerning the identification, evaluation, conservation,
protection, and management of archeological and other
cultural resources across the nation. Due to limitations
of space, participation in the workshop is limited to
40 participants.

COURSE DATES:  The workshop is planned for May 18-22,
1998.  Additional information on the workshop and
lodging is available from the National Park Service
(Steven De Vore, Course Coordinator).

APPLICATION:  There is a $475.00 charge for course
tuition.  Non-Government personnel complete the
attached nomination form and send a check or money
order to the National Park Service, IMDE-CNR,
ATTN: Steven De Vore, 12795 West Alameda Parkway,
P.O. Box 25287, Denver, Colorado 80225-0287.
Checks/money orders must be payable to the National
Park Service. Federal personnel complete the attached
nomination form and send to the address mentioned
above. Please submit a 10-part SF-182 Training Form
through your local Training Office. All nomination
forms must be in by COB March 20, 1998. Participants
will be notified by April 3, 1998, as to their
acceptance to the workshop. Questions should be
directed to Steven De Vore, National Park Service,
Intermountain Support Office-Denver, at (303) 969-2882
or e- mail: steve_de_vore@nps.gov.

NOMINATION FORM
Send form and check to National Park Service, IMDE-CNR,
Attn: Steven L. De Vore, 12795 West Alameda Parkway,
P.O. Box 25287, Denver, Colorado 80225-0287.  Make check
in the amount of $475.00 payable to the National Park Service.

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Course Title:  Non-Destructive Investigative Techniques
for Cultural Resource Management
Course Dates: May 18-22, 1998                                                            

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