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Ground-penetrating Radar and Magnetometry for Buried Landscape Analysis : SpringerBriefs in Geography - Lawrence B. Conyers

Ground-penetrating Radar and Magnetometry for Buried Landscape Analysis

SpringerBriefs in Geography

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This book presents the integrated use of magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar geophysical mapping to understand the human presence within buried archaeological landscapes. Ground-penetrating radar can be used to identify buried living surfaces, geological stratigraphy and the architectural remains of sites in three-dimensions. Magnetometry can produce images denoting differences on the composition of those materials, both anthropogenic and natural, but with more limited three-dimensional resolution. The integration of the two has a unique ability to resolve and interpret these buried materials, differentiated between the human-caused and natural layers, and place all buried features within historic landscapes. The final product of geophysical integration, along with some limited subsurface testing, produces a holistic analysis of human adaptations to, and modifications of, the ancient landscape. Examples are shown from sites in Roman Croatia and Britain, Medieval Ireland, Colonial Connecticut, and an Archaic site in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. These examples from very different environments, time periods and cultural groups illustrate how the integrated geophysical methodology can interpret, on a scale approaching many hectares, the ancient landscapes within which people lived.

Chapter 1 1.1 Introduction1.2 Geophysics for landscape analysis1.3 Multiple method integration1.4 The focus of this book: a modification from other approaches to integrate methods 1.5 Some initial thoughts on analysis of geophysical data1.6 Example of the method used to analyze both GPR and magneticsChapter 2 Ground-penetrating Radar 2.1 Introduction to ground-penetrating radar2.2 The GPR method Chapter 3 Magnetometry3.1 Basics of Magnetometry3.2 Magnetometer systems typically employed3.3 Variables that affect magnetic readings3.4 Data processing, modeling and displaysChapter 4 Small Roman Site in CroatiaChapter 5 Roman Temple in EnglandChapter 6 Early Colonial Site in ConnecticutChapter 7 Medieval site in IrelandChapter 8 Hunter-gatherer Site in ColoradoChapter 9 Conclusions References

ISBN: 9783319708898
ISBN-10: 3319708899
Series: SpringerBriefs in Geography
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 109
Published: 4th December 2017
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 0.66
Weight (kg): 0.2