2017 - Aysel ŞEREN,Zeynep Öğretmen AYDIN,Ali Erden BABACAN -
Özet:The aim of this study is to determine the probable Princes’s graves and wall remains using geophysical Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) method at two study areas defined by archaeologist before in Alacahoyuk archaeological site, Çorum-Turkey. GPR data were continuously collected in the first site (Area 1) by using the reflection profiling measurement technique with a 100 MHz unshielded antenna on four parallel profiles spaced 1 m apart probable Princes’s graves could be buried there. On each profile, measurements were taken for two different positions of the transmitter-receiver antenna due to the directivity properties of the antenna. Probable wall remains could be buried in the second site (Area 2), which has 12 m length and 10 m in width. GPR data were also acquired as in the first study site. On the site, 44 GPR profile measurements have been collected on 22 profiles. After data processing, time slices/amplitude maps were produced from the data collected on 52 profiles according to the different positions of the transmitter-receiver antennas in these sites. It was concluded that the presence and lateral extends of strong reflections on time slices/amplitude maps indicate the locations of some wall remains and probable Princes’ graves. In accordance with these results, excavations were recommended where the presence of anomalies was observed on these maps. Archaeological finds corroborated the existence of remains during the following excavations when strong reflections were observed on the maps.
Anahtar Kelime:Alacahöyük, GPR, time slices/amplitude maps, Princes’s graves, wall remains