CARRA 2013 fieldwork

DGPS

Survey equipment used during field work in September 2013. Base station (left), rover being used by Ariel (right).

This field season in September 2013 Christina, Marc and Ariel visited two study areas, Port au Choix and L’Anse aux Meadows. At both of these locations all sites that were accessible were accurately located and mapped with a Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) [see image above].  In addition to mapping the archaeological boundaries, the coastal context was recorded. Observations on the proximity of archaeological resources to the adjacent coastline and any evidence of active erosion were noted at each site (see image below for an example). This work will contribute to the identification of archaeological sites at-risk from sea-level rise.

Quirpon_oven

Location of Quirpon Oven 1 site (top right) in relation to the coast, with erosion along the vegtation edge and close up of erosion (bottom left).

 

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