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GPS for Archaeology

Do you need an accurate and user-friendly GPS receiver for archaeological surveying? Eos Positioning Systems is pleased to offer cost-efficient GNSS receivers for all types of archaeological field work. Whether you need a submeter GPS system to capture corners of ancient buried landmarks, to georeference ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data, to guide excavation and archaeological site mapping, or similar work, we can help. Contact our team today to be connected to a local representative in your area. We will help you find the most accurate and streamlined GPS system that meets your needs.

Eos Positioning Systems Arrow GNSS Archaeology Industry National Park Service GIS GPS

High Accuracy, Even in Remote Areas

Eos GNSS receivers provide 30-60cm accuracy out of the box wherever free SBAS signals are available. If there is an RTK network or base station in the area, you can get centimeter-level accuracy. If no differential correction is available, we can help you set up a flexible Atlas satellite subscription. Our local representatives can discuss your accuracy needs.
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Rugged and Portable

Your GNSS receiver should be able to withstand your toughest field environments. Eos hardware is water-proof, dustproof, and capable of working in extreme temperatures. We also offer various wearables to suit most requirements.
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Flexible and Future Proof

Our GNSS receivers support any mobile data-collection app and smartphones or tablets. So you can pair it with any of your existing or future hardware and software choices.
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Explore Archaeology Stories

Browse success stories about universities, cultural management groups, consulting firms, and others who are using Eos GNSS receivers to map important historical sites.
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A Flexible Survey-Grade GNSS Receiver for Archaeologists

Archaeology requires accuracy. Whether you need to record artifact locations, map buried objects or work sites, or otherwise help our global community record important history, Eos Positioning Systems can help. Our GNSS hardware has been chosen for archaeological surveying worldwide thanks to its flexibility in the accuracy, variety of landscapes in which our receivers work well, competitive affordability, and the myriad ways in which you can transport Eos GNSS receivers in the field. Contact our team today so that we can help you determine your specific product needs for your region, budget, and unique field requirements.

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Professionals Using Eos GNSS Technology in Archaeology

Featured Success Story

Foggy Forest

Slipping Seaside: Preserving Florida’s Past By Mapping Erosion with GNSS

FPAN archaeologists and volunteers map historical sites and coastal erosion (in 3D!) to quantify erosion rates as Florida's sea levels rise.

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Even More Archaeology GNSS Case Studies

Heritage at Risk: Documenting and Excavating Cultural Sites in Coastal South Carolina — Before They Are Lost Forever

Learn how the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources uses high-accuracy GNSS to excavate artifacts before they are lost to climate change.

Mapping Amache Internment Camp with High Accuracy

Arrow Gold for Ground Control Points: Over 110,000 Japanese Americans were interned in WWII. One man is using GIS, GPS, and AR to make sure we remember.

Customer Spotlight: Jim Casey combines GIS with philanthropy

In our Sept 2020 customer spotlight, Jim Casey shows us how he is putting his Arrow Gold® GNSS receiver to good use with his drone and AR.

Radiographers Locate Ancient Swedish Monasteries with GNSS

Swedish historians are using Arrow 100 for archeology. They’re locating ancient historically important buried monasteries with ground penetrating radar.

Customer Spotlight: Mike Markowski Uncovers Archaeology with High-Accuracy GIS

Mike Markowski turns to modern technology to learn about stories of the past. Learn how he uses high-accuracy Arrow 100 GNSS® to uncover archaeology!

Australian Organization Surveys Remote Archeology Sites

Hear how one Australian company uses Arrow 100® for heritage management alongside ArcGIS Collector. Originally presented at Ozri 2020.

What Archaeologists Say About Eos

Jim Casey

“My favorite feature of the Arrow GNSS receivers is the fact that it works so easily — it is both fast and accurate. Connecting the Arrow Gold to my iPad via Bluetooth and using ArcGIS Collector is such a simple setup. Training a new user to use an Arrow Gold couldn’t be much easier.”

Jim Casey

GIS User and Philanthropist, Mapping Amache / CO, United States

Meg Gaillard

“Being able to have really accurate measurements is critical. We want to be able to say, at a conference for instance, that we are not just guessing at the measurement of shoreline loss. We are certain this site is gone, or is highly likely to completely erode away in coming years. Quantifiable data lends credibility to anything we say. Just knowing that this technology was out there, we had to have it.”

Meg Gaillard

Heritage Trust Archaeologist, South Carolina Dept of Natural Resources / SC, United States

Christer Andersson

“The Arrow 100 is a small GPS unit with a small antenna, it was easy to move in the field, and it got me the results I needed. I chose it because of the advanced technical data it provides and its price.”

Christer Andersson

Archaeologist, Åsklosterprojektet / VG, Sweden

Jim Casey 2

“For me, the Eos Arrow Gold GNSS receiver has been a technology that glues together everything I do (with drones, 3D tools, augmented reality, etc.) — with accuracy. The Arrow Gold provides me with RTK accuracy, allowing me to be sure the data quality I collect is highly reliable, so I can focus on other project details.”

Jim Casey

GIS User and Philanthropist, Mapping Amache / CO, United States

Meg Gaillard 2

“The Arrow Gold allows us to showcase these little changes, which are important because they can tell us if the site is truly gone, or if there is still five meters of it left. If there’s five meters left, that’s a chance for something to still be excavated from the site, to say something about the past.”

Meg Gaillard

Heritage Trust Archaeologist, South Carolina Dept of Natural Resources / SC, United States

Archaeologists In Action With Eos GNSS Receivers

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