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dc.contributor.authorGaffney, Christopher F.*
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-14T16:52:15Z
dc.date.available2011-01-14T16:52:15Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationGaffney, C. F. (2008). Detecting trends in the prediction of the buried past: A review of geophysical techniques in archaeology. Archaeometry. Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 313-336.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/4697
dc.descriptionnoen
dc.description.abstractGeophysical survey techniques are a highly visible part of the scientific toolkit that is now used by archaeologists. In this paper, the history of the use of geophysical techniques in archaeology will be discussed, as will significant research themes associated with the most widely used prospecting devices. It is apparent that while the use of geophysical techniques is at an all-time high, there are many key areas where prospecting is rapidly developing. Some of the advances relate to fundamental aspects of the techniques, while others dictate how we undertake survey in the future. There is a movement away from pre-gridded survey areas towards real-time GPS for navigation. This allows greater integration, or fusion, of disparate data sources using visualization techniques derived from associated disciplines. The analysis of landscapes has become a major component of the application of new technology and there are many challenges to be tackled, including how to analyse and interpret significant archaeology within large-scale, data-rich, multi-technique investigations. The reflective nature of the review acknowledges the important role of Archaeometry in the development of archaeological geophysics.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectArchaeological prospecting: Trendsen
dc.subjectGeophysical surveyen
dc.subjectGeophysical techniques: Historyen
dc.subjectArchaeological investigationen
dc.subjectLandscape analysisen
dc.subjectArchaeometryen
dc.subjectMagnetometryen
dc.subjectEarth resistanceen
dc.subjectResistivityen
dc.subjectGPRen
dc.subjectGPSen
dc.subjectVisualizationen
dc.titleDetecting trends in the prediction of the buried past: A review of geophysical techniques in archaeology.en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4754.2008.00388.x


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