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Visualizing Sungai Batu ancient river, Lembah Bujang archeology site, Kedah – Malaysia using 3-D resistivity imaging

Yusoh, R. and Saad, R. and Saidin, M. and Muhammad, S. B. and Anda, S. T. and Ashraf, M. A. M. and Z. A., M. Hazreek (2017) Visualizing Sungai Batu ancient river, Lembah Bujang archeology site, Kedah – Malaysia using 3-D resistivity imaging. In: International Seminar on Mathematics and Physics in Sciences and Technology 2017 (ISMAP 2017), 28–29 October 2017, Hotel Katerina, Malaysia.

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Sungai Batu at lembah bujang has become an interest spot for archeologist since it was discover as earliest entrepot in history of Malaysia. It is believe that there was a large lost river near the ancient jetty remain. Ground resistivity method was implement with large coverage area to locate the ancient river direction. Eleven ground resistivity survey line was carry out using SAS4000 equipment and wenner-schlumberger array was applied for measurement. Ground resistivity method was used to detect the alluvial deposit made by the ancient river deposition. The ground resistivity data were produce in 2D image and presented in 3D contour map for various selected depth by using Rockwork 15 and Surfer 8 software to visualize the alluvial deposits area. The results from the survey has found the appearance of sedimentation formation due to low resistivity value (0 – 330 ohm.m) was found near the existing river. However, the width of alluvial deposition was 1400 m which too wide for river width unless it was a deposition happen form age to age by movement of river meander. It’s conclude that the river was still at the same direction and its direction was change due to sediment dumping factor waking it shifting to the east.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2019 06:54
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2019 06:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11602
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