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Magnetics, radar, and steam: Geophysical testing of the Allegheny Portage Railroad Industrial Historic Site


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Abstract (summary)

In this study, magnetometry and ground penetrating surveys were employed to better understand the history of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. By examining the engine house at the head of inclined plane 9 with a combined approach utilizing magnetometry, ground penetrating radar, limited excavation, and artifact analysis, a clearer picture of its unique shape, boundaries, and preservation was obtained, while causing minimal impact to the archaeological remains. In addition, this research allowed for comparison of these technologies in the context of an early industrial historic site.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Archaeology;
Geophysics;
History
Classification
0324: Archaeology
0373: Geophysics
0578: History
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Earth sciences; Allegheny Portage Railroad; Canal; GPR; Magnetometry; Pennsylvania; Remote sensing
Title
Magnetics, radar, and steam: Geophysical testing of the Allegheny Portage Railroad Industrial Historic Site
Author
Sprowles, Michael Raymond
Number of pages
155
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0318
Source
MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267014894
Advisor
Chiarulli, Beverly
Committee member
Ford, Benjamin; Neusius, Sarah
University/institution
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Department
Applied Archaeology
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1502103
ProQuest document ID
907251564
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/907251564
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