Earth Resistance for Archaeologists

Author: Armin Schmidt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759112045
Category: Science
Page: 195
View: 691
Earth Resistance for Archaeologists, written by the foremost expert in the field, provides archaeologists with the know-how required to exploit the significant potential of earth resistance and gain archaeological insights from intelligently interpreted data.

Innovation in Near-Surface Geophysics

Instrumentation, Application, and Data Processing Methods
Author: Raffaele Persico,Salvatore Piro,Neil Linford
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 012812430X
Category: Science
Page: 534
View: 4345
Innovation in Near-Surface Geophysics: Instrumentation, Application, and Data Processing Methods offers an advanced look at state-of-the-art and innovative technologies for near surface geophysics, exposing the latest, most effective techniques in an accessible way. By addressing a variety of geophysical applications, including cultural heritage, civil engineering, characteristics of soil, and others, the book provides an understanding of the best products and methodologies modern near surface geophysics has to offer. It proposes tips for new ideas and projects, and encourages collaboration across disciplines and techniques for the best implementation and results. Clearly organized, with contributions from leaders from throughout geophysics, Innovation in Near-Surface Geophysics is an important guide for geophysicists who hope to gain a better understanding of the tools and techniques available. Addresses a variety of applications in near-surface geophysics, including cultural heritage, civil engineering, soil analysis, etc. Provides insight to available products and techniques and offers suggestions for future developments Clearly organized by techniques and their applications

Good Practice in Archaeological Diagnostics

Non-invasive Survey of Complex Archaeological Sites
Author: Cristina Corsi,Božidar Slapšak,Frank Vermeulen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319017845
Category: Social Science
Page: 347
View: 6409
This volume represents the most important “deliverable” of the European-funded project Radio-Past ( It is intended to disseminate the key results achieved in the form of methodological guidelines for the application of non-destructive approaches in order to understand, visualize and manage complex archaeological sites, in particular large multi-period settlements whose remains are still mostly buried. The authors were selected from among the project research “staff” but also from among leading international specialists who served as speakers at the two international events organized in the framework of the project (the Valle Giulia Colloquium of Rome – 2009 and the Colloquium of Ghent – 2013) and at the three Specialization Fora, the high formation training activities organized in 2010, 2011 and 2012. As such, the book offers contributions on diverse aspects of the research process (data capture, data management, data elaboration, data visualization and site management), presenting the state of the art and drafting guidelines for good practice in each field.

Ground-Penetrating Radar for Archaeology

Author: Lawrence B. Conyers
Publisher: AltaMira Press
ISBN: 0759123500
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
View: 3301
A concise and easy-to-read summary of all the latest and crucial aspects of ground-penetrating radar uses and data collection, analysis, and processing for archaeological mapping and exploration

Seeing the Unseen. Geophysics and Landscape Archaeology

Author: Stefano Campana,Salvatore Piro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203889558
Category: Science
Page: 376
View: 8242
SEEING THE UNSEEN. GEOPHYSICS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY is a collection of papers presented at the advanced XV International Summer School in Archaeology ‘Geophysics for Landscape Archaeology’ (Grosseto, Italy, 10-18 July 2006). Bringing together the experience of some of the world’s greatest experts in the field of archaeological prospection, the focus of this book is not so much on the analysis of single buried structures, but more on researching the entire landscape in all its multi-period complexity. The book is divided into two parts. The first part concentrates on the theoretical basis of the various methods, illustrated for the most part through case-studies and practical examples drawn from a variety of geographical and cultural contexts. The second part focuses on the work carried out in the field during the Summer School. Tutors and students took part in the intensive application of the principal techniques of geophysical prospecting (magnetometry, EM, ERT and ground-penetrating radar) to locate, retrieve, process and interpret data for a large Roman villa-complex near Grosseto. SEEING THE UNSEEN. GEOPHYSICS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY provides a clear illustration of the remarkable potential of geophysical methods in the study of ancient landscapes, and will be usefull to Archaeologists, Geophysicists, Environmental scientists, and those involved in the management of cultural heritage.

Going Over Old Ground

Perspectives on Archaeological Geophysical and Geochemical Survey in Scotland : Proceedings of a Conference Held at the Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, August 2003
Author: R. E. Jones,Lorna Sharpe
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: 9781841719559
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 8511
Perspectives on archaeological geophysical and geochemical survey in Scotland. 22 papers from the conference held at the Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, August 2003.

Interpreting Ground-penetrating Radar for Archaeology

Author: Lawrence B Conyers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315426315
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
View: 4503
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has become one of the standard tools in the archaeologist's array of methods, but users still struggle to understand what the images tell us. In this book—illustrated with over 200 full-color photographs—Lawrence Conyers shows how results of geophysical surveys can test ideas regarding people, history, and cultures, as well as be used to prospect for buried remains. Using 20 years of data from more than 600 GPR surveys in a wide array of settings, Conyers, one of the first archaeological specialists in GPR, provides the consumer of GPR studies with basic information on how the process works. He show how the plots are generated, what subsurface factors influence specific profiles, how the archaeologist can help the surveyor collect optimal data, and how to translate the results into useable archaeological information.

Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

Author: Prem V. Sharma
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576321
Category: Science
Page: 475
View: 3751
This advanced undergraduate textbook comprehensively describes principal geophysical surveying techniques for environmental and engineering problems.

The Archaeology of Garden and Field

Author: Naomi F. Miller,Kathryn L. Gleason
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216417
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 2916
Cultivation and land use practices the world over reflect many aspects of people's relationship to each other and to the natural world. The Archaeology of Garden and Field explores the cultivation of land from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century through excavation, experimentation, and the study of modern cultural traditions. The Archaeology of Garden and Field contains a wealth of information distilled from the combined experiences of the editors and contributors. Whether one's interest is the Old World or the New, prehistory or the present, this book provides a starting point for anyone who has ever wondered how archaeologists find and interpret the ephemeral traces of ancient cultivation.

Anthropological Research Framing for Archaeological Geophysics

Material Signatures of Past Human Behavior
Author: Jason Randall Thompson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739177591
Category: Social Science
Page: 150
View: 4856
Anthropological Research Framing for Archaeological Geophysics addresses the gap between humanistic anthropological archaeology and geophysical archaeology. It initiates and invites professional dialogue toward providing archaeological geophysics with anthropological premises./span

Archaeological Oceanography

Author: Robert D. Ballard
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691129402
Category: Science
Page: 283
View: 2370
"Archaeological Oceanography is a must-have book for anyone interested in this emerging field. Never has there been a collection of articles as comprehensive as this one. For the first time in a single source are authoritative articles on the technology, field techniques, and even the preservation of these irreplaceable deep-water cultural resources with discussions on ways to bring them to the public's eye. The contributors are experts in their fields and present readable, data-packed overviews. The book will be the standard for many years to come."--Donny Hamilton, Texas A&M University "An excellent and accessible introduction to the work that Robert Ballard and his colleagues have done in the pioneering field of archaeology in the deep sea. This challenging new domain requires a mix of oceanography, archaeology, and engineering, and this volume shows how the best research seamlessly interweaves the three. A must-read for anyone interested in exploring our sunken past."--David Mindell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "A significant and major contribution. This is a valuable work that will have relevance and importance to professional audiences in the fields of oceanography, deep-sea technology, and public policy in regard to ocean science, robotics, and various subdisciplines of archaeology. This work will be viewed as an essential read, and will become the standard reference."--James P. Delgado, executive director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology "This book addresses a subject of very widespread interest among the general public as well as for professional archaeologists and oceanographers. Moreover, the authors are all firsthand experts with considerable experience in the subject matter they describe and discuss."--Patty Jo Watson, professor emerita, Washington University in St. Louis "There is nothing else like this book. Dr. Ballard and his coauthors have led the way in exploring deep shipwrecks. They are the world leaders in deepwater archaeology. Their credentials are unquestioned. The book will be a significant contribution to the field."--George F. Bass, professor emeritus, Texas A&M University "There is no doubt that when it comes to the investigation of very deepwater sites, this group has been at the forefront of the technological developments to prospect for and then map such archaeology. A very useful anthology of their work."--Justin Dix, University of Southampton

Remote Sensing in Archaeology

An Explicitly North American Perspective
Author: Jay K. Johnson
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817353437
Category: Social Science
Page: 322
View: 4347
The coming of age of a technology first developed in the 1950s. All the money spent by the United States space program is not spent looking at the stars. NASA is composed of a vast and varied network of scientists across the academic spectrum involved in research and development programs that have wide application on planet Earth. Several of the leaders in the field of remote sensing and archaeology were recently brought together for a NASA-funded workshop in Biloxi, Mississippi. The workshop was organized specifically to show these archaeologists and cultural resource managers how close we are to being able to “see” under the dirt in order to know where to excavate before ever putting a shovel in the ground. As the book that resulted from this workshop demonstrates, this fantasy is quickly becoming a reality. In this volume, eleven archaeologists reveal how the broad application of remote sensing, and especially geophysical techniques, is altering the usual conduct of dirt archaeology. Using case studies that both succeeded and failed, they offer a comprehensive guide to remote sensing techniques on archaeological sites throughout North America. Because this new technology is advancing on a daily basis, the book is accompanied by a CD intended for periodic update that provides additional data and illustrations. with contributions by: R. Berle Clay, Lawrence B. Conyers, Rinita A. Dalan, Marco Giardino, Thomas J. Green, Michael L. Hargrave, Bryan S. Haley, Jay K. Johnson, Kenneth L. Kvamme, J. J. Lockhart, Lewis Somers

Archaeology in Practice

A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses
Author: Jane Balme,Alistair Paterson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405148861
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
View: 6671
Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to ArchaeologicalAnalyses offers students in archaeology laboratory courses adetailed and invaluable how-to manual of archaeological methods andprovides insight into the breadth of modern archaeology. Written by specialists of material analyses, whose expertiserepresents a broad geographic range Includes numerous examples of applications of archaeologicaltechniques Organized by material types, such as animal bones, ceramics,stone artifacts, and documentary sources, or by themes, such asdating, ethics, and report writing Written accessibly and amply referenced to provide readers witha guide to further resources on techniques and theirapplications Enlivened by a range of boxed case studies throughout the maintext

Near-surface, high resolution geophysical methods for cultural resource management and archaeological investigations

Author: Don H. Heimmer,Steven Leroy De Vore,United States. National Park Service. Rocky Mountain Regional Office. Branch of Interagency Archeological Services
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
View: 3417
The purpose of this manuel is to provide guidelines for geophysical surveying at archaeological sites, acquaint those responsible for site investigations with applicable surveying techniques and equipment and present information in relationship to interpretational procedures, quality assurances and reference materials.

New Technologies for Archaeology

Multidisciplinary Investigations in Palpa and Nasca, Peru
Author: Markus Reindel,Günther A. Wagner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540874380
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
View: 3093
This heavily-illustrated book covers recent developments in archaeometry and offers a multidisciplinary approach to reconstructing complex cultural histories. It also presents a detailed history of human development in South America’s Nasca region.

Science and Technology in Historic Preservation

Author: Ray A. Williamson,Paul R. Nickens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306462122
Category: Social Science
Page: 357
View: 4161
Technology transfer has played an increasingly important role in historic preservation during the latter half of the twentieth century, a situation attested to by the undertaking of an important congressional study in 1986 that assessed the role of federal agencies in the field. In this book leading researchers update the earlier findings and contribute state-of-the-art reviews and evaluations of technological progress in their areas of expertise.

Techniques in Archaeological Geology

Author: Ervan Garrison
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540438229
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 2598
The archaeological geology of the Quaternary or the geological epoch during which humankind evolved is a scientific endeavor with much to offer in the fields of archaeology and palaeoanthropology. Earth science techniques offer diverse ways of characterizing the elements of past landscapes and archaeological facies. This book is a survey of techniques used in archaeological geology for the study of soils, sediments, rocks and minerals. The techniques presented represent those most commonly used today. They are discussed in detail and examples are provided, in many cases, to demonstrate their usefulness to archaeologists.

Ground-penetrating Radar

An Introduction for Archaeologists
Author: Lawrence B. Conyers,Dean Goodman
Publisher: Altamira Press
ISBN: 9780761989271
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
View: 6456
This comprehensive guide to GPR, an increasingly useful method of non-invasive archaeological exploration, includes many case examples from around the world to show the strengths and weaknesses of this fascinating technology.

Ground-penetrating Radar for Geoarchaeology

Author: Lawrence B. Conyers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118950003
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 4431
There has long been a strong collaboration between geologists and archaeologists, and the sub-field of geoarchaeology is well developed as a discipline in its own right. This book now bridges the gap between those fields and the geophysical technique of ground-penetrating radar (GPR), which allows for three-dimensional analysis of the ground to visualize both geological and archaeological materials. This method has the ability to produce images of the ground that display complex packages of materials, and allows researchers to integrate sedimentary units, soils and associated archaeological features in ways not possible using standard excavation techniques. The ability of GPR to visualize all these buried units can help archaeologists place ancient people within the landscapes and environments of their time, and understand their burial and preservation phenomena in three-dimensions. Readership: Advanced students in archaeology and geoarchaeology, as well as practicing archaeologists with an interest in GPS techniques.

Remote Sensing in Archaeology

Author: James R. Wiseman,Farouk El-Baz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038744453X
Category: Social Science
Page: 554
View: 8597
Archaeology has been transformed by technology that allows one to ‘see’ below the surface of the earth. This work illustrates the uses of advanced technology in archaeological investigation. It deals with hand-held instruments that probe the subsurface of the earth to unveil layering and associated sites; underwater exploration and photography of submerged sites and artifacts; and the utilization of imaging from aircraft and spacecraft to reveal the regional setting of archaeological sites and to assist in cultural resource management.