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Rescue archaeology application; investigation of Kuriki mound archaeological area (Batman, SE Turkey) by using direct current resistivity and magnetic methods

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the Kuriki Mound Area using direct current resistivity and magnetometry. The investigation site is considered the first settlement area and is dated to four thousand years. The purpose of the geophysical study was to direct the excavation and to rescue the historical heritage, which will be flooded due to a dam to be constructed in the region. The resistivity data that were measured in the field along parallel lines were interpreted using 2D and 3D inversion algorithms and we investigated the deficiencies of 2D inversion compared to the 3D inversion. Moreover, we identified anomalous zones very clearly by applying a tangent hyperbolic filter to the magnetic gradiometer data. Regions with anomalies identified with both geophysical methods were excavated, and remains from 4 (super th) to 1 (super st) millennium BC were found. Furthermore, we discovered that there were no connecting structures between the two mounds, therefore preventing an unnecessary and large-scale excavation.


ISSN: 1078-7275
EISSN: 1558-9161
Coden: ENGEA9
Serial Title: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience
Serial Volume: 22
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Rescue archaeology application; investigation of Kuriki mound archaeological area (Batman, SE Turkey) by using direct current resistivity and magnetic methods
Affiliation: Ankara University, Department of Geophysical Engineering, Ankara, Turkey
Pages: 177-189
Published: 201706
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America, Association of Engineering Geologists, College Station, TX, United States
References: 25
Accession Number: 2017-056567
Categories: Quaternary geologyApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: Cukurova University, TUR, Turkey
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Association of Engineering Geologists and the Geological Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201730
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