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Title: Geophysical Research at Akalan
Author(s): DÖNMEZ, Şevket , ULUGERGERLI, Emin U.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 7 Date: 2008
Akalan, situated 2 km south of Yeniköy in the village of Çatmaoluk near the town of İlkadım, is a fortress-type settlement established on the steep slope of a plateau. At Akalan geophysical research was carried out in 2002 and 2003 by a team under the direction of Emin. U. Ulugergerli of the Geophysical Engineering Department of Ankara University. The project was based on the use of measuring instruments in conjunction with electromagnetic and electrical methods. Using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and direct current resistivity (DCR) the aim was to obtain accurate information on the depth, extent and position of the building remains expected to be found below the surface. In the first stage reflection data was taken from points at intervals of 0.10 m along parallel lines on average 20 m long and 0.50 m apart. The details were processed to obtain information on the area underground. In the second stage, as well as making geo-electrical cross-section of the general profiles, the remains of another large structure were located.