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The aim of this research was to determine the existence and spatial distribution of non-visible archaeological structures on two of the upper terraces of the site, as well as to determine potential areas to carry out archaeological excavations. For this reason, the geophysical method of Electrical Resistivity Tomography in 3D was implemented, identifying four anomalous areas of interest as well as their respective depths.The archaeological excavations confirmed the existence of platforms, walls and other pre-Hispanic elements, which proved the efficiency of the geophysical method in the characterization of buried pre-Hispanic architectural structures.

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ERT non-destructive geophysical method is considered a rapid, self-sufficient, useful and non-invasive procedure to detect archaeological structures; therefore, it was essential to this research

Dr denisse lorenia argote-espino
Instituto nacional de antropologia

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This page is a summary of: 3D-ERT geophysical prospecting for the investigation of two terraces of an archaeological site northeast of Tlaxcala state, Mexico, Journal of Archaeological Science Reports, August 2016, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.06.047.
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