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IJESD 2012 Vol.3(6): 574-578 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2012.V3.288

3D GPR Mapping for Excavation Plan in Jeniang, Kedah, Malaysia

Norhidayahti Mohd. Muztaza, M. Mokhtar Saidin, I. N. Azwin, and S. Rosli

Abstract—Geophysical technique is a non-destructive method that widely used in archaeology especially in detecting and mapping buried object. Archaeological features and information acquired from the geophysics data gives an advantage for archaeologist to plan for archaeological research framework especially in optimizing the excavation work. Many techniques are applicable for archaeological investigation, depending on research objective. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is one of the geophysical methods that utilizes electromagnetic waves to record relative position and shape of archaeological feature in 3D. This method was applied in detecting buried archaeological structure in Kampung Sungai Perahu, Jeniang, Kedah. The purpose of this application is to plan an excavation strategy due to the location of the site which is near to a local resident. GPR with 3D interpretation managed to locate buried objects in KSP’12 study area. Excavation has been conducted based on the result obtained from 3D GPR mapping. Besides, the result from this study may be used to detect similar archaeological findings for future research.

Index Terms—Site KSP’12, Jeniang, 3D GPR survey, archaeological structure.

Norhidayahti Muztaza and M. Mokhtar Saidin are with the Centre for Global Archaeological Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 11800, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia (Email: mhidayahti@gmail.com; mmokh@usm.my).
I. N. Azwin and S. Rosli are with the Geophysics Section, School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia (Email: nurazwinisnail@yahoo.com; rosli@usm.my).


Cite: Norhidayahti Mohd. Muztaza, M. Mokhtar Saidin, I. N. Azwin, and S. Rosli, "3D GPR Mapping for Excavation Plan in Jeniang, Kedah, Malaysia," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 574-578, 2012.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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