Applied Field Geophysical Methods - GPR Applications


Period: Provincial/Imperial Roman - Daco-Roman - Medieval
Type: intensive ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey and analysis
Dates:  5 - day intensive course (Monday - Friday)
  • Session 1: June 14 - June 20, 2020

  • Session 2: June 21 - June 27, 2020

  • Session 4: July 12 - June 18, 2020

  • Session 5: July 19 - July 25, 2020

Cost: US$1095 per session
See program description for requirements.

Geophysics Exploration and Roman Field Excavation


Period: Provincial/Imperial Roman - Daco-Roman
Type: 5 days intensive ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey and analysis, and 3 weeks of Roman palatial villa excavation and survey
  • Session 1: June 7 - July 4, 2020 (4 weeks mandatory)
  • Session 2: July 5 - August 1, 2020 (4 weeks mandatory)
Cost: US$2395 per session
See program description for requirements.



  • The outstanding success of our 2018 and 2019 GPR projects, the Applied Field Geophysics Workshop - GPR Applications, prompted us to buy a second GPR unit with a different central frequency and a different configuration. As a result, our participants will have the unique opportunity to get fully proficient on a 250MHz GPR system, in a cart configuration, as well as 500MHz system, in a rough terrain configuration.

  • Furthermore, participants who are committed to expand their field skill set can register to our new Geophysics Exploration and Field Excavation program. It is a 4 week program, combining the GPR Applications Workshop (5 days) and  Roman Villa Excavation (3 weeks). Participants save $200 over the combined costs of the individual programs.



By now, everyone has  been caught in the media whirlwind surrounding the subject of the coronavirus (COVID 19). We are monitoring the situation very closely through both the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), WHO (World Health Organization) and ECDC (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control). Those institutions are the only competent and informed sources of factual information and subsequent advice for further action in this matter. We will fully abide by their recommendations.


In case the CDC raises the travel health advisory to level 3 or above for our region of interest, we will cancel the osteology, bioarchaeology, and Roman Villa and Settlement Excavation and the associated program fees will be refunded. In this very unlikely event, the GPR intensive workshop will be moved to Ottawa (Canada) and we will proceed with the training during the same dates, adding urban GPR signatures to the program. In this latter case, if you are registered to the Geophysics (GPR) Exploration and Roman Excavation, you will be reimbursed for the Roman Villa Excavation portion of the fees and receive a bonus credit of $495 off the program fees for our 2021 Roman projects, if still interested in exploring the archaeology of the Dacian Provinces.


At the moment, both Hungary and Romania have no travel restrictions or advisory of any kind. I do not anticipate either of them to change in any drastic way, as prophylactic measures have been set in place early and efficiently, following all ECDC and WHO guidelines.


To obtain the correct (and credible) information on the reality of the coronavirus outbreak, check the following sources:


WHO Situation Reports:

CDC Situation Report:

CDC Travel Advisory:

ECDC Risk Assessment: Daily risk assessment on COVID-19, 7 March 2020

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