Thursday, January 4, 2007
I am preparing to head down to Guatemala on Sunday night - to do some geophysical work at the Cotzumalguapa Nuclear Zone - a fancy word for a large late Classic urban center in the foothills of the south Coast. You can read about it here: http://www.authenticmaya.com/Cotzumalguapa.htm http://www.famsi.org/reports/99053/index.html http://www.famsi.org/reports/02023/index.html I will be working with my colleague at CSULB, Hector Neff, and Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos We are going to be doing GPR, conductivity, and magnetometry work at a number of areas. We are also going to be experimenting with a thermal camera and blimp system to see if we can detect subsurface architectural remains. I'll try to post photos of our work while we are down there, if I can find an internet cafe nearby and if Hector allows us to take breaks from the field work.