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Application of geophysical methods to cultural heritage

Roger Sala, Robert Tamba and Ekhine Garcia-Garcia
Application of geophysical methods to cultural heritage (in Earth sciences for cultural heritage, Gilberto Artioli (editor) and Simona Quartieri (editor))
Elements (February 2016) 12 (1): 19-25


Archaeological geophysics is a vital part of exploring and documenting cultural heritage. Three of the most commonly used techniques are magnetometry, resistivity, and ground penetrating radar. These methods help archaeological geophysicists to unravel the complexity of many archaeological sites, including urban ones, old buildings, and built structures of cultural importance. However, local factors, such as constraints on time, local environment, pre-existing available information, and budgets, all contribute to a given site requiring unique geophysical surveying strategies. Four Spanish-based, but generally applicable, case studies will illustrate key geophysical strategy types for particular local archaeological conditions.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 12
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Application of geophysical methods to cultural heritage
Title: Earth sciences for cultural heritage
Author(s): Sala, RogerTamba, RobertGarcia-Garcia, Ekhine
Author(s): Artioli, Gilbertoeditor
Author(s): Quartieri, Simonaeditor
Affiliation: SOT Archaeological Prospection, Barcelona, Spain
Affiliation: Universita di Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Padua, Italy
Pages: 19-25
Published: 201602
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 30
Accession Number: 2016-025878
Categories: Quaternary geologyApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
N41°10'00" - N42°19'60", E01°22'00" - E02°49'60"
N42°16'00" - N42°16'00", E02°57'54" - E02°57'54"
Secondary Affiliation: Universita di Messina, ITA, ItalyUniversity of the Basque Country, ESP, Spain
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201613
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