Earth Resistance for Archaeologists

Author: Armin Schmidt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759112045
Category: Science
Page: 195
View: 1487
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: 9603
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: 2344
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: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759107731
Category: Science
Page: 203
View: 8000
Conyers succinctly and clearly lays out for archaeological practitioners the theory behind, and applications of, ground-penetrating radar as a non-invasive method of subsurface prospection. Describing the technology, the equipment, the analysis and interpretation necessary to produce usable results and full of examples from GPR projects throughout the world, this book also details advances in computer simulation, statistical modeling, virtual reality techniques, and data integration in recent years. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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: 7034
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: 4614
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.

Seeing the Unseen. Geophysics and Landscape Archaeology

Author: Stefano Campana,Salvatore Piro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203889558
Category: Science
Page: 376
View: 7109
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.

Seeing Beneath the Soil

Prospecting Methods in Archaeology
Author: Oliver Anthony Clark,Anthony Clark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113461120X
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 470
Scientific soil prospecting methods can give dramatic pictures of buried archaeological sites, and sometimes information on what occurred within them, before any earth has ben removed. Dr Clark, who was one of the earliest to work in this field, has written the first general survey of an increasingly important area of practical archaeology. The emphasis is on the principles and practical application of the well established techniques of resistivity, magnetometry and magnetic susceptibility, with shorter sections on emerging and less common techniques such as ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic methods and phosphate survey. This paperback edition updates and enhances the earlier book, adding new material such as the large-scale evaluation exercises now required as a precondition of planning consent for major developments.

Techniques in Archaeological Geology

Author: Ervan Garrison
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540438229
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 465
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: 7361
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.

Forensic Methods

Excavation for the Archaeologist and Investigator
Author: Melissa A. Connor
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759109360
Category: Law
Page: 249
View: 4168
To facilitate the book's use as a text, each chapter includes a summary, a list of words defined in the book's glossary, and an annotated list of additional readings."--BOOK JACKET.

Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

Author: Prem V. Sharma
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576321
Category: Science
Page: 475
View: 7750
This advanced undergraduate textbook comprehensively describes principal geophysical surveying techniques for environmental and engineering problems.

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: 9393
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.

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: 1501
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

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: 445
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.


State of the Art and Case Studies
Author: Gad El-Qady,Mohamed Metwaly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319788612
Category: Science
Page: 276
View: 6882
This book describes the application of non-destructive geophysical methods in subsurface archaeological features. Such non-destructive methods are magnetometry, electrical resistance, electromagnetic conductivity, magnetic susceptibility and ground penetrating radar. This book also includes the last improvements in instrumentation, data processing, and interpretations of the collected data sets leading to the rapid progress in geophysical applications in the field of archaeological investigations. The book also provides complete case-studies and archaeological interpretation obtained our results carried out in different localities around the world.

GPR Remote Sensing in Archaeology

Author: Dean Goodman,Salvatore Piro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642318576
Category: Science
Page: 233
View: 7254
GPR Remote Sensing in Archaeology provides a complete description of the processes needed to take raw GPR data all the way to the construction of subsurface images. The book provides an introduction to the “theory” of GPR by using a simulator that shows how radar profiles across simple model structures look and provides many examples so that the complexity of radar signatures can be understood. It continues with a review of the necessary radargram signal processes needed along with examples. The most comprehensive methodology to construct subsurface images from either coarsely spaced data using interpolation or from dense data from multi-channel equipment and 3D volume generation is presented, advanced imaging solutions such as overlay analysis are introduced, and numerous worldwide site case histories are shown. The authors present their studies in a way that most technical and non-technical users of the equipment will find essentials for implementing in their own subsurface investigations.

Archaeological Oceanography

Author: Robert D. Ballard
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691129402
Category: Science
Page: 283
View: 7392
"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: 8007
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

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: 1172
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.