Seismic Tomography Applied to Archaeological Excavation: Field Tests at the Kiuic Site, Yucatan, Mexico
W. Fontaine, J. Harris and G. Bey
Event name: 22nd EEGS Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems
Session: Inaugural Special Student Poster Session Overviews
Publication date: 29 March 2009
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In June 2008, a seismic survey was conducted at the Kiuic archaeological site in the Central Hills District of southwest Yucatan, Mexico. The main target of the survey was a Maya temple pyramid (approximately 18 m x 16 m) consisting of two stepped platforms. A seismic tomography data set, yielding a total of 1320 raypaths through the structure, was acquired using a 12-channel engineering seismograph and a 1.8-kg sledgehammer source.