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CONTENTS:

A REVIEW OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS USED IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Introduction

Terminology

Geophysical methods used In archaeology

Airphotos and modern digital imaging systems

Seismic methods

Magnetic methods

Archaeomagnetism

Electrical methods

Less commonly used methods

Data acquisition, processing and image enhancement

Limitations of geophysical methods

Future developments

ELECTROMAGNETICS FOR MAPPING BURIED EARTH FEATURES

Introduction

The capabilities of electromagnetic surveys

Fort de Chartres

Deer Creek Site

La Ciudad

Observations and comparisons

Conducting an EM survey

The principles of EM instruments and surveys

Conclusion

ELECTROMAGNETIC SURVEYING IN CURRENT MIDDLE EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY

Introduction

Operation

Applications

Bab edh-Dhra, Jordan

Early Bronze age burial mounds, Bahrain

Qal'at al-Bahrain, Bahrain

Failaka island, Kuwait

Barbar temple and Duraz settlement, Bahrain

Analisis

Variation caused by changing dipole and walking direction

Observed repeatability error when the same grid is measured

Errors from repeated measurements by different observers

Equipment reliability as a function of exposure to different climatic conditions, and errors caused by changes in the environment

Conclusion

Future application

DEFINING ARCHAEOLOGICAL FEATURES WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC SURVEYS

Introduction

Mounds

The central palisade

The Grand plaza

The surveys

Methods

Mounds

The Central palisade

The Grand Plaza

Conclusion

THE SEARCH FOR PORT LA JOYE

Archaeology at le Saint-Jean's first french settlement

Port La Joye

The archaeological search

The Elusive Garrison

Farm sites

The Gallant property

Discovery

Fragments of a Life

Denouements

Sources

DISCOVERY OF TWO UNKNOWN PYRAMIDS AT SAQQARAH (EGYPT)

Introduction

Definition of the archaeological problem

Geological environment - selection of the best geophysical methods

Probable physical rock properties

Magnetic susceptibilities

Electrical resistivities

Equipment used

Surveys carried out

Interpretation

Excavation results

Conclusions

 
 
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