Archaeology

ARCHAEOLOGY Services

ScanPlus has extensive experience and specialized state of the art equipment for the identification of unmarked burial sites and other archaeological sites.

Archaeological sites are often sensitive in nature for cultural or historical reasons. Non-intrusive surveys using ScanPlus state of the art equipment such as Steam-C can help you identify, unmarked burials, historic buried, foundations, and or construction

Commercial GPR Locating

Residential Schools and First Nations Cemeteries.

ScanPlus has worked closely with several Firsts Nations along the coast of British Columbia. The goal of these investigations has been to identify burial sites where for a multitude of reasons, grave markers have been removed accidentally, inadvertently or by the forces of time. 

ScanPlus has complete the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety training. We acknowledge and recognize the privilege we carry when we enter these sacred grounds in the Communities we work with. The experiences we have shared, working with these Nations has been very important and influential to our collective healing journey, and paramount to our organizational commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. Our goal while working where remains may have been buried is to tread lightly, spending only as much time as necessary to complete the work.

Please contact us if you would like additional information or to arrange a presentation regarding Residential Schools or traditional cemeteries 

Stream C

ScanPlus has worked closely with several Firsts Nations along the coast of British Columbia. The goal of these investigations has been to identify burial sites where for a multitude of reasons, grave markers have been removed accidentally, inadvertently or by the forces of time. 

ScanPlus has one of only a few Stream C GPRs in North America. There are several benefits to using Stream C, over a conventional dual antenna GPR.

Stream C is significantly different in capabilities than other systems currently in use today. The Stream C has 34 cross polarized antennas versus the two antenna systems in use across North America. The Stream C collects 700 times more data per square metre than the two antenna systems (TAS). The standard use of TAS requires immediate interpretation by the operator (data is not recorded), with anomalies (utilities etc.) being denoted on the surface with marking paint. The TAS remains the cost-effective method for locating utilities pre-excavation but does not produce the high-definition imagery of the Stream C. 

Stream C scan of a tree's root system