Geophysical surveys provide important information on subsurface structures and presence of artifacts. They are often used in mining exploration programs and have now been proven to be very successful in the process of targeting areas of interest in archaeological projects. Often this enables excavations to be conducted in specific areas of interest without the need for a widescale excavation, thereby conserving project funding and limiting surface disturbance.
Our geophysical survey is utilizing a number of advanced techniques for the detection of subsurface anomalies and voids. Use of magnetic and electromagnetic sensing equipment as well as micro seismic detectors enables us to more accurately pinpoint subsurface areas of interest. Ground penetrating radar has been proven to be very effective in archaeological projects in Egypt in finding tombs and will extend our knowledge of the subsurface structures and makeup of Mount Zion.