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Main Title A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology [electronic resource] /
Author Oswin, John.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2009
ISBN 9783540766926
Subjects Geography. ; Geology. ; Physical geography.
Internet Access
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Collation XVIII, 221 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1 Introduction. 1.1 Geophysics in Archaeology. 1.2 Geophysics and geology.1.3 What the pictures tell. 1.4 What this book aims to do -- 2 The basic science. 2.1 Electricity. 2.2 Magnetism. 2.3 Electromagnetic waves -- 3 The instruments. 3.1 Resistance meters. 3.2 Magnetometers. 3.3 Electromagnetic devices. 3.4 Ground radar. 3.5 Electronic distance measurement and GPS -- 4 Understanding the results. 4.1 Download software.4.2 Pattern recognition. 4.3 Interpretation -- 5 Setting up a survey. 5.1 Finding a site. 5.2 Logistics. 5.3 Laying out a grid. 5.4 Making the measurements. 5.5 Showing the results -- 6 Examples. 6.1 Looking at landscapes. 6.2 Roman villas. 6.3 Sorting out periods -- Glossary. Bibliographical note -- Appendix A. Some real equipment controls. Appendix B. A kit list for a survey. This unique work examines the science of geophysics operations in archaeology and gives non-specialist students both the confidence and the competence to set up and carry out their own surveys. A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology - explains the processes involved in clear and accessible language; - gives a step-by-step guide to setting up and carrying out a survey; - demonstrates the application of science to instruments; - gives examples of results of surveys and shows how to interpret them; - explains soil conditions measured by the techniques and relates them to archaeological features. With many illustrations to explain the text and techniques, this book will be an invaluable resource for specialists and non-specialists in archaeological geophysics alike.