Geophysical prospection of archaeological sites for the recovery of cultural heritage around Yachay Tech University
A brief analysis of the Caranqui culture in northern Ecuador and the main archaeological sites studied in the project. Use of drone photography for the identification of the main sites of archaeological interest. Use of geophysical methods (ERT, GPR, Magnetometry) for the non-invasive study of archaeological sites. Comparison of geophysical prospecting methods and best results. Author: Geologist Luis Sebastian Gallegos Aguilar Sebastian Gallegos received a BSc. in Geology from Yachay Tech University (Ecuador). He conducted laboratory research using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for analysis of optical and electronic microscopy of the desert varnish and diatoms, as part of the “Andean rise and deserts in Northwestern South America” project. He also performed an Electrical resistivity analysis performed to detect the depth of water tables. Consultancy carried out for the project “Study of Hydrogeological Exploration of Wells for EMAPA-I”. Winner of the outstanding student presentation award (OSPA) | AGU Fall Meeting 2020, with the theme: “Geophysical Prospection of Yachay Archaeological Sites (Imbabura, Ecuador) to Improve Recovery of Ecuadorian Cultural Heritage”. Awarded the honor “Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador, Dr. Pedro Vicente Maldonado” | Scientific Research Merit.