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Display of archaeological magnetic data

Irwin Scollar, Bernd Weidner and Karel Segeth
Display of archaeological magnetic data (in Special issue; geophysics in archaeology, Jeffrey C. Wynn (editor))
Geophysics (March 1986) 51 (3): 623-633


Magnetic data from archaeological sites have traditionally been displayed by contour, isometric, and dot-density plotting, or by simulated gray-scale techniques using symbol overprinting. These methods do not show fine linear structures in the data which are of great interest to archaeologists. If true gray-scale methods using a modern video display, followed by film recording for hard copy are employed, image processing techniques can be applied to enhance the geometric structures of archaeological interest. Interpolation techniques for enlarging data to full screen size, along with compression methods to keep data within gray-scale capabilities, are needed. Such techniques would introduce minimum distortion and allow faint details to be seen in the vicinity of strong anomalies. Postprocessing methods based on rapid image spatial filtering and enhancement algorithms could then be applied in an interactive environment.

ISSN: 0016-8033
EISSN: 1942-2156
Coden: GPYSA7
Serial Title: Geophysics
Serial Volume: 51
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Display of archaeological magnetic data
Title: Special issue; geophysics in archaeology
Author(s): Scollar, IrwinWeidner, BerndSegeth, Karel
Author(s): Wynn, Jeffrey C.editor
Affiliation: Rheinisches Landesmus., Lab. Field Archaeol., Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany
Affiliation: U. S. Geol. Surv., Reston, VA, United States
Pages: 623-633
Published: 198603
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 27
Accession Number: 1986-053573
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N35°00'00" - N71°00'00", W25°00'00" - E75°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Czech. Acad. Sci., Inst. Math., CSK, Czechoslovakia
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1986
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